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Mikhail Grabvoski FOR Brad Richards

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03-18-2013, 12:04 AM
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Mikhail Grabvoski FOR Brad Richards

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Mikhail Grabvoski (Center)
29 Years old January 31st 1984
5'11' 180 Pounds
2004 NHL Draft 5th Round 150th Overall

5 years $27'500'000 at $5'500'000/Season
$5,500,000(2012/2013) $5,500,000(2014/2015) $5,500,000(2015/2016) $5,500,000(2016/2017) $5,500,000(2017/2018) UFA -33

2007-08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 3 6 9
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 20 28 48
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 10 25 35
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 29 29 58
2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 23 28 51
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 9 7 16

Assets: Is a creative playmaker and offensive forward. Has vastly improved the way in which he uses space and his linemates. Displays a feisty disposition, excellent skating skills, and a solid work ethic on most nights.

Flaws: Lacks ideal size and defensive acumen. Overhandles the puck on occasion, and can fall into backchecking funks, opting for the easy way out from time to time. Injuries and a lack of discipline can also be factors here.

Career Potential: Skilled but inconsistent offensive center.




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Brad Richards (Center)
32 Years old May 2nd 1980
6'01'' 200 Pounds
1998 NHL Draft 3rd Round 64th Overall


9 years $60'000'000 at $6'666'667/Season
$6,666,667(2011/2012) $6,666,667(2012/2013) $6,666,667(2013/2014) $6,666,667(2014/2015) $6,666,667(2015/2016) $6,666,667(2016/2017) $6,666,667(2017/2018) $6,666,667(2018/2019) $6,666,667(2019/2020) UFA-40

2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 41 62
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 20 42 62
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 17 57 74
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 26 53 79
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 23 68 91
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 25 45 70
2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 18 33 51
2007-08 Dallas Stars NHL 12 2 9 11
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 56 16 32 48
2009-10 Dallas Stars NHL 80 24 67 91
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 72 28 49 77
2011-12 New York Rangers NHL 82 25 41 66
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 46 11 23 34

Assets: Has incredible imagination with the puck and excellent playmaking ability. Has good anticipation and functions expertly during pressure situations. Likes to shoot the puck often when playing the point on the power play. Is a leader by example.

Flaws: Isn't big or physical, so he can wear down against bigger opposing centers. Also, he can be a bit too soft at times. His defensive game has regressed a little bit over time. Has never been a particularly swift skater or very vocal leader, either.

Career Potential: Savvy veteran scoring center.


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03-18-2013, 12:05 AM
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You wrote Mike instead of Brad in the title.

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03-18-2013, 12:08 AM
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strong scouting OP

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interesting trade, i like it for both teams. But they way you described Richards kinda makes me not want to do it... But ive seen Richards play and he doesnt seem to be too soft, he goes to the net, just maybe loses battles in the boards to bigger guys.

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03-18-2013, 12:10 AM
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interesting deal but TO regrets that contract. with all of gabbo's issues, he'll thrive with a winger like Nash.

Richards doesn't have that in TO + he's older + he's more expensive

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03-18-2013, 12:11 AM
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I Have been mulling over this Trade for a few days now and the more i think about it , the more i like it Toronto needs a player like Richards to take the pressure off most of our young guys

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Interesting, but I doubt the Rangers would trade him. They'll likely buy him out considering there's a cap penalty if he retires before his contract is up, if I remember correctly.

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03-18-2013, 12:13 AM
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There was a reason why Toronto didn't win the B. Richards sweepstakes. They didn't want him for 9 years then, don't think they want him for 7 years now.

I hoped Toronto learned from Montreal. NYR is where centers cash in and go to die.

#Lindros,Holik,Gomez,Drury,Richards.

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There was a reason why Toronto didn't win the B. Richards sweepstakes. They didn't want him for 9 years then, don't think they want him for 7 years now.

I hoped Toronto learned from Montreal. NYR is where centers cash in and go to die.

#Lindros,Holik,Gomez,Drury,Richards.
That is when Brian Burke was here as soon as he got fired everything an anything was game i mean we almost traded for Luongo so

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Oh hell yes. Richards for MSL? Sign me up.


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Why would Tampa want Richards with Lecavalier and Stamkos? LOL.

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Oh hell yes. Richards for MSL? Sign me up.
Would love to see Richards back In Tampa Bay but just not at that cap hit, That would kill Tampa Bay we already have Vinny at $7.7 Million and Stamkos at $7.5 Million along with Richards over $6 Million not sure that we could afford him.

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Why would Tampa want Richards with Lecavalier and Stamkos? LOL.
Why not he helped them win a cup In 2004 but his cap hit would kill them going forward Is the only problem.

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Ranger's issues wouldn't be solved with another winger. You trade Richards for St.Louis, who is your #1 C? Stepan?

Gaborik would be a better contract to handle for the Rangers since it's not a long term one like Richards.


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03-18-2013, 12:38 AM
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Don't see why Toronto would be keen to acquire a player who didn't want to go there in the first place. On top of that he's declining. No need to burden yourself with that contract and cap hit for the next 7 years (or waste your compliance buy out on it)

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Don't see why Toronto would be keen to acquire a player who didn't want to go there in the first place. On top of that he's declining. No need to burden yourself with that contract and cap hit for the next 7 years (or waste your compliance buy out on it)
And I think that this is the argument that would finally carry the day. But, damn, it sure is a tempting notion.

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I don't think he ever said that he didn't want to play in Toronto, he just chose New York over them. Also, there is no way that Yzerman would trade MSL for Brad Richards.

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New York can't trade him and risk him retiring before his contract ends and the salary cap penalty coming back to the Rangers. I suspect they will keep him for next season and use their second compliance buyout on him in 2014.

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DONE. Yes the contract is risky but the potential a JVR Richards Kessel line would have is to great to ignore.

That line would have the talent to tear teams apart.

What would we have to add to get Boyle in this?

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Rags would be dumb not to do it. Richards is a buyout candidate.

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Rags would be dumb not to do it. Richards is a buyout candidate.
Exactly why they would be dumb to do it. Cap recapture. Richards retiring early would mean hell on the Rangers' cap.

They're better off amnestying him.

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Richards looks done IMO but a wake up call (trade) to Toronto might get him going again for a season or 2.

Grabvoski's contract would be easier to move than Richards (cheaper to buy out also) If NYR keep sliding, I do it.

Edit: Somehow I think Sather would be even able to get a pick in this deal.

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I never really did look at the final CBA but I remember this issue being discussed and never saw the final outcome. One question, if Richards is traded, is NY the team on the hook for the cap if he re-tires (even with a different team)? From Zenith's post it sounds like that is the case.

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Leafs can have him in summer of 2014 for no assets.

Rangers are not going to trade Brad Richards.

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I never really did look at the final CBA but I remember this issue being discussed and never saw the final outcome. One question, if Richards is traded, is NY the team on the hook for the cap if he re-tires (even with a different team)? From Zenith's post it sounds like that is the case.
Rangers are on the hook for the cap re-capture nymbers which could be in excess of 5.5 million per year.

Rangers ARE NOT trading Richards

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