Thread: Brad's Buy-out
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01-29-2014, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian View Post
People keep saying that being left without a 1st line center is the main reason why Richards shouldn't be bought out.

Honestly, even with him I think this team still needs a true 1st line center, so where's the loss?

He hasn't been a terrible player for this team (besides stretches last year), but he hasn't lived up to expectations either. Why hold on to an aging player eating a lot of cap hoping that situation somehow fixes itself?

I guess the thinking is that two above average second line centers (Step and Brad) plus one below average one (Brass) makes up for not having a 1C. Superior performance on the second and third line makes up for a slightly less than satisfying first line.

Also we would presumably be saving some money once Miller and Lindberg are ready to take over the bottom 6.

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