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02-25-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I agree, and I am okay with that. If it means solidifying the future of this team for 10 years I do it. Look at what LA gave up for Richards. Schenn + Simmonds +. That is the return I would expect for Richards. Burns returned Coyle + 1st. Carter returned J. Johnson + 1st. That is the type of return I would be okay with for Gaborik.
The issue is that Mike Richards wasn't trending downward in the way that Brad Richards is, and he was/is considerably younger. All of the players listed are younger. That's going to play a big role.

Personally, I think Richards is bought out. The possibility of the cap hit coming back to haunt us is too dangerous to roll the dice on.

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