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10-01-2013, 02:15 PM
eco's bones
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More than anything else the Rangers decision to give Richards another shot makes me wonder the most. Even if his play was good enough to justify the yearly amount of $ and/or cap$ going his way--which it hasn't--the new CBA has turned that very same contract into a ticking time bomb. The only sensible thing was to get rid of it and this coming summer will be our last chance to amnesty him--that's if he's healthy--and if he isn't healthy we've already had our last chance. The intelligent thing was to not play with fire.

To me that was not a hard decision to make. It was perfectly justifiable just on the grounds of Brad's underwhelming performance in his first two seasons of that contract. Nothing from preseason suggests to me at this point that Richards actual play is going to have any kind of revival--apart from the numerous Rangers media team shilling for him and the new coaching staff going the extra mile to try to find a fit. Might as well try to square a circle.

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