Thread: Speculation: Richards' future on the NYR
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07-09-2013, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by azaloum90 View Post
Though the 5M is high, with the cap going up, the 5M does not necessarily put the Rangers in a terrible position. If god forbid he does get hurt this coming season and cannot play, and then cannot be bought out, we get a 2M penalty for the next 7 years... but if the cap goes up to 80M, that 2M would hardly do any serious damage.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong
The recapture penalties listed for 2013-2015 are manageable if worse came to worse.

But, Richards would have to be worth 6.66 million during those seasons or on LTI. And convincing a player to retire is no easy feat.

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