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01-14-2013, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Nailor Hopberle View Post
The Gaborik deal, while high in cap hit, has turned out to be decent.

The Richards deal is still too early to tell, he signed a long term deal that could come back to bite the Rangers at some point.

Richards deal goes down to $1m in actual pay the last 3years of the deal with a cap hit of $6.6m.

With the type of heady game he plays he could still hypotheticaly be a productive player in a 2nd/3rd line capacity to a small market team looking to fill cap space without having to pay the actual dollars. And if NYR wins a couple Cups in the mean time or ECF appearences that would make him atractive to small market teams looking for leadership as they tend to be perpetually rebuilding with youth constantly out of need.

Only time will tell what the legacy of teh Sather/Richards contract.

But based on the player Richards is, you can see the risk is not as high as some of the past head scratchers we've seen.

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