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02-24-2013, 10:37 AM
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I don't have the patience to read a full Larry Brooks article because he's usually a pain in the ass ... but he raised an interesting point about buying out Brad Richards.

While is poor play is brought up, a big reason to consider the buyout is the recapture rule that punishes these contracts. If they don't buy him out, and he retires, it will have a major negative impact on the Rags future cap. There's no reason to think this team won't continue to spend to the cap so they can't really afford that punishment.

Long story short .... would you welcome him back to Dallas?

If he gets bought out, he'll sign another monster contract IMO ... just not as silly. You're probably talking somewhere between $5 and $6 million. I like Roy ... but I'd take Richie back in a heart beat.

Ultimately ... I'd be surprised if the Rags bought him out. Even if they do, it's reasonable to assume, should things go GM Joe's way, Roy will already be under contract with Dallas at that time.

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