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05-17-2013, 04:35 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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An amnesty buyout of Richards and not resigning Clowe (if they think he is done) would open up quite a lot of cap space. Use it wisely...
Our 4 RFAs will then much more easily be signed long term.
There will be other buyouts and several teams dealing "discounted significant players" in order to get under a limited amount of cap space that might be very interesting to be in on...
One thing we should
underrate when it comes to Brad Richards is the amount of
If we play like sheit for a stretch next season; Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan, Henrik Lundqvist, Derick Brassard or whoever will not be the most covered player. It would be Brad Richards because he makes 12m per and plays like a 2.5m player. We could definitely end up in a PO race next season too.
Its possible we could replace him Step, Brass, OL and Boyle. But if they aren't quite ready, and we buy Richards out, the increased spotlight on them could hurt their development.
I would buy out Richards now, if we had a replacement lined up. If Slats knew that he could just pick up the phone and swing Staal and a prospect for Shea Weber as soon as the papers where signed (is that even possible with Weber's trade moratorium?).
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