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10-17-2013, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Blooded View Post
As long as we don't trade him, I think we could work out a Philly type of situation with him where he doesn't retire but goes on permanent LTIR until his contract expires. He gets his $$$ and the Rangers can spend the cap. Win-win.
You're assuming Richards suffers a career ending injury like Pronger and Savard. What if Richards remains healthy but just can't play anymore? Then what happens? The NHL will never allow the Rangers to put a player without a career ending injury on long term IR AND leave him there for years.

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