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06-29-2013, 08:18 AM
eco's bones
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The guy is a slow moving target and getting older. Of course he's an injury risk.

Other team's fans did not get to see Richards no look blind bailout backhand passes to nobody on his team last year which were happening with regularity towards the end of the season especially after Kaleta clocked him.

He's going to make a comeback?--because of Vigneault? because he knows he can do better? And then 6 more years?

Keeping him means we're more or less stuck with last year's team for this year which wasn't good enough then and is not going to be good enough next year which I'm sure is fine with fans of other teams--so it is a good move--for them. His getting injured and not being able to amnesty next year has the potential to really complicate things a lot more next year when Lundqvist, Callahan, Girardi, Stralman and Boyle will all be UFA's ( Lundqvist and Callahan literally being the heart and soul of the team and Girardi and Stralman being our only for real right side d-men) and Brassard, Del Zotto, Moore and Kreider RFA's. A very strong possibility depending on the cap that we will lose players here if we can't buy out Richards because he's injured.

Potential solution--keep him on the team but away from the ice. Just don't play him. That cuts down on the injury risk.

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