Thread: Brad's Buy-out
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01-29-2014, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by HockeyBasedNYC View Post
This. If Callahan and/or Girardi are dealt - buy out Richards and give this team some true flexibility moving forward. I've felt all along that one of the big reasons Richards was held onto last summer was to drive down the contracts of McDonagh, Stepan and upcoming FAs (Cally, Girardi, etc)... to a degree it has worked.

Richards might be ok for 2 years but then its going to be a painful 4 YEARS afterwards. Still have to resign Stepan, Hagelin, Zuccarello, Kreider, Staal in that time if you want to hold onto them.

Brassard is UFA too... what do we do with him?
This is what makes it so difficult and frustrating to be a Ranger fan.

Perhaps Sather makes a couple of correct decisions in a row -- namely, Girardi and Callahan don't come off their large demands and get traded, and then Richards gets bought out. Then what? Does he panic with the need to replace these guys immediately?

Someone brought up the Nylander situation -- Sather did well by not caving into his demands, then he turned around and opened the vault for Drury and Gomez.

This is a 70 year old man on the job for 14 years with zero legacy to speak of. He hasn't shown an ounce of patience his entire time here - I dont think he starts now.

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