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04-03-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRSinceBirth View Post
I was really not expecting to move Marian Gaborik for a 2nd/3rd line C, a Prust-type player, and a d pair prospect when we have a Brad Richards who is also having a down year that could have addressed our problems. (The return I'd expect to be less, but we'd be better off with Richards gone then Gaborik - or should I say, I'd rather gamble Gabby's bounce back as opposed to Richards's bounce back).
Richards is basically unmovable in this kind of trade scenario; much easier to get rid of Gaborik who only has one more season left on his deal. And apparently Richards can be bought out after next season if he continues to be a shell of his former self.

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