Trade Rumor Thread IV - "What's all the roar over RoR?"
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02-19-2013, 09:18 PM
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And this is why I am in favor of moving Gaborik and Ricrds in the off-season. Invisible. Players making close to, or above 7 million should be consiste difference makers. Nash is that. He doesn't score, still a factor. Richards and Gaborik are not.
Richards has been awful. His vision, passing, thinking the game...ie: his strengths, have been absent.
Gaborik absolutely refuses to move his feet. On the power play he's stuck on the half boards, he doesn't move.
The issue with Richards worries me more then Gaborik. And I'm hard on Gaborik because I expect more out of him. As I do Richards. But Richards is getting up there in age. After the 13-14 season he will be 34 years old with 6 years remaining at 6.6 per on his contract.
And by that time Del Zotto will be earning 5+ per.
If there was a time to get our hands on a future #1-#2 center it would be now.
O'Reilly and Stepan as a 1-2 would be very good in two years time. The time when discussing a compliance buy out for Richards comes up in summer 2014.
Get Barrie in the return package to replace Del Zotto as an offensive threat from the defense.
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