Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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02-15-2013, 12:53 PM
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Ummm...false.

Chara re-signed. Thornton re-signed. Backes re-signed. Burns re-signed. All before they hit the market. The list goes on.

If a player is happy with their current situation, and the team gives a good offer, they'll stay. There's no guarantee he hits the market, UFA or not.
Ok, technically not EVERYONE. But a large majority of players test the open market. It's good business to do so and potentially can get you more money from the team you're currently with. Negotiating 101.

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