Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards Part II
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05-22-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
Hey all, i was just wondering what you guys felt Richards value was in a trade with the Leafs. (realistically) There is a lot of talk on our board as to whether we'd want him or not....issue is, IMO, if you guys buy him out he may not want to sign here. So that would mean we'd need to aquire him via trade if we want him.
If the Rangers trade Richards, and Richards eventually retires early, then the cap benefits the Rangers experienced the past two seasons will be recaptured in subsequent years. All signs point to Richards retiring before his current contract expires, so the Rangers should only trade him if its really worth the eventual cap penalties.

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