Thread: Brad Richards
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03-04-2013, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by shinchanyo View Post
Hmm this thread is loaded with almost unanimous support for buying him out for no return and you seem to be saying you wouldn't trade him for a good looking young player (Sven. Horaks ok) and high 1st?
Let's assume the Rangers trade him before the 2014/15 season. Up until that point Rangers would have paid him $33 Million in actual salary while incurring a cumulative cap hit of $20 Million. Lets assume Richards retires after the 2016/17 season. He'd be 37, making only $1 Million a season. The Rangers would be forced to carry a cap penalty equal to the difference between those two numbers over the duration of the years left on his contract. That's $13 Million / 3, or $4.33 Million cap penalty per year for three years.

I think I'd rather just use the Rangers second compliance buyout on him than worry about all the possible cap penalty possibilities.

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