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02-25-2013, 12:37 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
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I think Phoenix would not only interest him but it would be a great fit as a trading partner for Richards.
Part of the reason you send money is to facilitate a buy out at 36 if Richards wants to retire early. That way Richards would get an extra 2mil for the buy out and the Rangers have no cap hit.
If they pay part of his salary, they have to carry part of his cap-hit.
Once they trade Richards, they can't dictate what the other team does with him. It wouldn't be in their interest to buy-out Richards.
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