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05-28-2013, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
#1 priority this summer is buying out Brad Richards and that's from an organizational point of view and not a performance point of view. Since the old "cap-circumventing" contracts that preceded the new CBA aren't grandfathered, Brad's contract is a HUGE, HUGE risk in terms of injury and/or retirement that could hamper this entire organization for years. I'd love to see Brad rebound next year and have a great year, but the risks aren't worth it. The Players really blew it on this part of the CBA and guys like Richards, Kovalchuk, Hossa, etc... would all be prime candidates for clubs looking at the long term implications of not buying them out. Simply something the Rangers have to do, as ****** as it is.
Buying out Richards is not a priority in the sense that he doesn't have to agree to it. You either do it or you don't. Your priority is to make the effort to get the players you want signed. If the decision has already been made to buy Richards out it's as good as done.

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