Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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02-25-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
People need to stop thinking like the 2005 CBA is still in play anymore. The league wanted to change the rules with long term contracts and the PA agreed. That's the law of the NHL land right now. How much money is Richards making between years 3-6? Four years. A budget team is paying that? $33M in real dollars.
The Thomas trade shows there is value in dead cap space.

Phoenix buys him out instead of letting him retire because for 2 mil they can kill 12 mil + in cap

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