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I would prefer Scott Gomez.
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Meh. It's not like Sather would've done anything with that cap space. Maybe sign Lecavalier to a 8x8 contract.
lol, this is true, Sather can't do any kind of stupid contract now.

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If he was bought out and Briere or Lecavalier was sign it'd still be constant complaining on here. What other center is out there? If either was signed for whatever amount of money and did **** it'd be another old player signing for Slats and the Rangers. It seems to me this is a lose lose situation in the short term or long term, at least from how people would complain on here in general.

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I would prefer Scott Gomez.
surely so we can trade him for Logan Couture right?

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anyone think it would be a good idea to try out brad at LW? hes played it at times in the past and if vigneault has plans of 2 scoring C's and a checking line C, richards doesnt fit in any of those postions anymore.

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Ive watched hockey my entire life.

I play hockey.

Brad Richards looked more or less exactly the same last year as he has in all the years prior.

Did he ever skate like pavel bure?

did he ever have a shot like Al Macinnis?

B.R. always was a cerebral player. He's a damn good player when hes on. he had a horrendous start to the year which probably WAS a result of being out of shape and everything spiraled out of control.

most ppl believe BR will go back to being a 70+ point player. if he does, hes worth every bit of his contract. if he doesnt, then you can buy him out after the season is over. If he is injured, well, thats the gamble you take.


has it ever occured to anyone that they are also using this to try to get Vinny L to come over for a few years on the cheap?
I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm not sure I 100% agree with the move, but we'll see how he does.

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Ive watched hockey my entire life.

I play hockey.

Brad Richards looked more or less exactly the same last year as he has in all the years prior.

Did he ever skate like pavel bure?

did he ever have a shot like Al Macinnis?

B.R. always was a cerebral player. He's a damn good player when hes on. he had a horrendous start to the year which probably WAS a result of being out of shape and everything spiraled out of control.

most ppl believe BR will go back to being a 70+ point player. if he does, hes worth every bit of his contract. if he doesnt, then you can buy him out after the season is over. If he is injured, well, thats the gamble you take.


has it ever occured to anyone that they are also using this to try to get Vinny L to come over for a few years on the cheap?
Exactly. I just didn't understand why people thought it was a foregone conclusion he would be gone. There was a chance of course, but it was no certain thing.

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it prob won't happen, but say the Rangers win the cup with that 70 pts and then he's bought out.. I assume everyone would be kissing Sather's ass if that happened
Honestly, I doubt it. The risk of him getting injured is too high to warrant him staying for another year.

We win a Cup short term, but get screwed long term.

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Or Sather is just amazing and have traded him lol

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What Drury route? The CBA prevents an injured player from being bought out. Doesn't matter how small. The PA will never allow it.
Was Drury injured?

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Brad Richards looked more or less exactly the same last year as he has in all the years prior.
Cmon Inferno, thats a total crock and you know it. Forget his physical issues - it was his decision making, once the highlight of his arsenal, that was the biggest disaster last season.

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Honestly, I doubt it. The risk of him getting injured is too high to warrant him staying for another year.

We win a Cup short term, but get screwed long term.
Honestly.. I'd take a cup.. do you want to wait another 54 years?

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Yeah... Gomer was not a smart player. Skated like the wind, but very dumb.

Smarts over skill.

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Honestly, I doubt it. The risk of him getting injured is too high to warrant him staying for another year.

We win a Cup short term, but get screwed long term.
Who gives a ****? I'd much rather win 1 Cup than have (however many years of his contract that we'd be stuck with) chances at maybe a Cup.

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AV gets the same team as last year. Good luck.

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All im saying is Brad better step up in a big way next season, because the Rangers showed a lot of faith in him with this move.

Part of the problem with Richie is mental. Now hes got even more pressure on him to perform. Not sure if that's smart.

I wonder if the Rangers are using his contract as potential leverage with all of the free agents that are yet to be resigned, including Lundqvist. This could backfire badly, but if they buy him out next summer anyway, we might look back and say that the deals Step ,MCD, Lundqvist etc. got where slightly lower considering Richards hit still being on the roster at the time.

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anyone think it would be a good idea to try out brad at LW? hes played it at times in the past and if vigneault has plans of 2 scoring C's and a checking line C, richards doesnt fit in any of those postions anymore.
Brad Richards will out produce Brassard, so that makes Brassard the 3rd line center.

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Richards will suffer an injury and won't be eligible for a buyout. Take it to the bank.
This is the only reason I'm actually mad about this.

Baffoons. All of them.

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Good. And people laughed when I said he wouldnt be bought out this season.

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Yeah... Gomer was not a smart player. Skated like the wind, but very dumb.

Smarts over skill.
Gomez played better as a Ranger than Richards has. The point totals reflect that.

I miss Gomez relative to Richards.

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This is a terrible decision. It could cripple the franchise for the next decade if Richards gets hurt next season. If Richards gets off to a slow start again it will only be magnified because he wasn't bought out.

This is simply the wrong move.

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AV gets the same team as last year. Good luck.
Thats the one thing I actually enjoy about this.

Maybe it'll be a wakeup call to the folks who thought the coach was the major hurdle.

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Ive watched hockey my entire life.

I play hockey.

Brad Richards looked more or less exactly the same last year as he has in all the years prior.

Did he ever skate like pavel bure?

did he ever have a shot like Al Macinnis?

B.R. always was a cerebral player. He's a damn good player when hes on. he had a horrendous start to the year which probably WAS a result of being out of shape and everything spiraled out of control.

most ppl believe BR will go back to being a 70+ point player. if he does, hes worth every bit of his contract. if he doesnt, then you can buy him out after the season is over. If he is injured, well, thats the gamble you take.


has it ever occured to anyone that they are also using this to try to get Vinny L to come over for a few years on the cheap?

i thought that as well. It should be fine. It'll all work out and Brad will have a great year next year.

Salary cap is going up next year:

http://snyrangersblog.com/rangers/no...ected-to-rise/

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Honestly I think it also really matters that they are trying to do everything possible to win this year to get Hank to resign.

Not a fan of that strategy but I understand it at least...

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Gomez played better as a Ranger than Richards has. The point totals reflect that.

I miss Gomez relative to Richards.
lolwut

I was unaware that point totals were everything.

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