Thread: Value of: B.Richards to Toronto
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03-06-2013, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
Lol. Rangers don't have to live with his contract if they don't want to. Trading him would actually be worse for the Rangers since if he retires before his contract is up (likely), the Rangers would incur a significant cap penalty.

We still have 1 amnesty buyout left and can use it either this coming offseason or next. In the summer of 2014, Richards will have 6 years and 27 mil left on his contract. The buyout would be 18 mil, which might seem like a lot, but to the Rangers it really isn't.

If it wasn't for the cap penalties on back diving contracts, buying him out probably wouldn't be a consideration. But I don't see him playing out the last 3 years of his deal at 1 mil per year. So the Rangers are going to have to decide within the next year and a half what to do with him.
I agree with every Ranger fan that says buying him out is the way to go.

A little advice out Sather at the same time. The way he hands out horribad contracts, burning your 2 buyouts early will bite the Rangers in the ass quickly.

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