Does Hiring Vigneault Mean a Reprieve for Brad Richards?
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06-17-2013, 10:30 AM
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Full disclaimer here - I thought that Brad Richards was the right opportunity 2 years ago. So, I am in no way saying this is an easy approach.
But its been Sather's MO to get out of an albatross contract and immediately jump into another one. I hope that doesnt happen this summer.
I'm hopeful that having the cap space to make some moves will entice Sather into staying out of the initial rush on FA's and make some shrewd moves. I think some solid names will become available with the buyouts, and some teams who aren't as well off financially might be inclined to trade some other players to get under the cap as well.
I think the risk of Richards hurting himself is too great to keep him for another year.
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