Thread: Value of: B.Richards to Toronto
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03-06-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by forthewild View Post
Cap is the issue, they can't Wade Reddon him either. If he isn't playing better a trade is a great way out for the Rangers as it gets them assets while freeing up cap space.

It would be comical tho if Sather unloaded BR similar to the Gomez deal where he gets a young player back who's amazing and the other team gets stuck with a aging and regressing has been.
As mentioned previously.

Each team gets two compliance buyouts to use before the start of the 2014-15 season.

The Rangers used their first on Wade Redden and will have another one to use in 2 summers.

That's why I stated in a previous post that Richards has 1+ seasons and two playoffs to get right.

If what we are seeing here is a trend and not just a funk, Richards is bought out in summer 2014.

No cap hit whatsoever.

It's also why I keep saying over and over that Richards is NOT a tradable asset.

He retires before this current deal is up, the Rangers are on the hook for significant cap re-capture dead cap space. Not a problem if they were spending to just the floor. It's a MAJOR problem when they always spend to the upper limit.

They can't hide the contract ala Redden, but they can make the contract disappear altogether.

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