Brad Richards Part II
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05-17-2013, 12:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
Originally Posted by
Cake or Death
Unless this is strictly post lockout, you're missing Bobby Holik at $9 mil per for 5 years. Paying a 50 point guy Forsberg type money was pretty insane.
Considering they paid him just 2.5-5 million more than the next highest bidder, it wasn't that bad considering two other teams were at or north of 40 over 5 years.
The problem is what the Rangers were expecting from a career 46 point a year guy up to that signing.
Just because he signs a super star contract doesn't mean he is a superstar player, the contract doesn't make the player.
Bobby Holik didn't completely crap out. He started off slow his first year coming in out of shape, but he was on pace for his career averages in year one and in year two, while in better condition, posted numbers that were similar to his 6 years average prior to coming to NY.
Holik shares blame, but the Rangers were the bigger idiots on this signing.
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