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01-18-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Would you re-sign him if he was looking for another 5 year contract? I'd re-sign Gaborik on a ~5-6 million dollar deal for 3 more years. If he wants more than that in terms of dollars or years I would be FAR more hesitant.
Exactly. He got his with the last deal. Not hugely unreasonable given cap reality to ask him to take say $16 for 3 years, whether it is new deal or extension.

That keeps the talent approx the same while lowering the cap pressure slightly.

But again, we don't have that option with Richards.
We use him (and lose other assets we can't afford under the cap)
or we trade him
or we lose him via buyout

Depending upon the return, I would consider option 2.
Getzlaf - as UFA next season -- could be good for us.
Who knows what we would have to add?

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