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09-30-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
I disagree. Ryan is not the type of player they needed to be looking at. There were plenty of UFA's that went for below market value. Grabovski is one who I think is at least on par with Richards at this point in their careers.

I would have loved to use the money to trade for a player whose team was in a bit of a pinch like Kyle Clifford from LA.
Yup. I would've wanted no part with a "traditional" UFA replacement for Richards with a 5-year $4-5M/year contract, say a Weiss or Filppula. But if I knew Grabovski could be signed to a 1-year deal I would've sent Richards packing faster than one can blink.

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