Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards Part II
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05-23-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
I don't know that this is his last game as a NYR. Some of you are reading more into this than there is, I think.
It was a foregone conclusion that the Rangers were going to use their second amnesty buyout on Richards after the 2013/14 season. The mindset was to take advantage of his contributions before the amnesty buyout deadline then cut bait. But he's got nothing left in the tank right now, and is untradable because of the CBA's new Cap Benefit Recapture clause. Why keep him around one more year and risk being unable to buy him out due to injury?

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