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03-13-2013, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
This Brad Richards made $20M in one calendar year. Pro-rated $4M salary this season. He is owed $33M over the next 4 years. Gaborik is coming off shoulder surgery and is playing a different position. You can give him a benefit of the doubt but he needs to start producing too. Richards has no excuse. Sather got a top 6/9 forward at the time in Higgins plus McDonagh for Gomez with 5 years left on his contract. Sather should be able to get a top young player as part of the deal for Gaborik. It won't be easy with the cap set at $64.3M and Gaborik having a $7.5M cap hit. Unless this a Percy Harvin and Darrelle Revis deal where Harvin is worth more than Revis because Seattle can franchise Harvin while Revis can't be franchised so its a 1 year deal if no contract extension is signed. MTL had a ton of cap space that summer and they had Higgins in the deal. Higgins signed a 1 year deal worth $2.25M with the Rangers. Sather will need to take back a roster player.
Sather gave Richards that crazy contract...he has to go before any other decisions are made . Gorton...Come On the NY Version of The Price Is Not always Right !

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