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06-29-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Lundsanity30 View Post
right, because I don't understand the slight risk that Richards gets injured preventing a buy out next year when the Rangers REALLY need the cap space.. I don't understand the fact that the Rangers thought just keeping Richards for one year instead of throwing stupid amounts of money into the UFA on players who wont be any better, etc. Rangers are taking a gamble, everyone knows this.
No, what you don't understand is that the risk isn't as slight as you make it out to be. And what you don't understand is that the "reward" isn't worth that risk.

What does it matter if Richards puts up 70 points next season and stays healthy, unless we win the cup? We're still buying him out in 2014, aren't we? Or are you suggesting we keep him for the next 7 years, which will actually be 4 when he retires early and saddles us with cap recapture penalties?

Throwing money at other UFAs has nothing to do with the decision to buy out Richards. You still think it's a hockey decision. It isn't.

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