Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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02-19-2013, 04:04 PM
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Brian Boyle
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Originally Posted by Rangerdanger20 View Post
two questions, if we buy out richards, A. who fills his place? miller or stepan or another high paid center? and B. how do we compete without a #1 center thats as close to a sure thing to perform in the playoffs as it gets. i really dont think down the line his cap hit is going to be a problem, he can be traded, the isles traded a second just to reach the cap floor, and even in 4 years Richards will be somewhat worth trading for.
Well if he was bought out there would be another $6.67M in cap space opening up, so there's that.

Also he has a NMC, and is he's traded the Rangers will be on the hook for a big cap benefit recapture charge if he retires early.

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