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not a chance.. everyone is all about their money

 

So based on those quotes from Sakic, it sounds like a $6m drop-dead offer across the board. It'd be valiant if Stastny took it (and I'd have even more respect for him) but I just can't see it happening. Not Stastny, and not O'Reilly (moving forward). Sakic's trying to run things old school, which I can appreciate, but I can't see it working. Add on top of that, Stastny could be one of the faces of whatever team he joins. The young super-skilled core in Colorado's pretty awesome, but like everyone was saying toward the end of last season, doesn't look like they're gonna be able to keep it intact.

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Hard to nitpick things like this, 28 other teams could be saying the same thing. Playing here is a hell of a lot different than Pittsburgh.

It will probably happen around the draft so Lou can see who else gets bought out

I think we will know definitively next week. It sounds like Volchenkov is a possibility based on Lou's comments that it was under consideration.

Would not be stunned if we looked into Richards ourselves.

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Wonder how cheap we could get Richards for. Wouldn't be a terrible option. I don't think he's incredibly washed up, was just on an awful contract.

i agree id be willing to look into him but not for anywhere near what the flyers gave vinny, and unfortunately someone is probably dumb enough to do just that.
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I'd bet money Richards will be an Islander before the end of next week.

I'm not so sure. Isles seem intent on adding a winger for Tavares and at least one defenseman if not two.

Rangers still have to pay Richards the remaining money on his huge bonus I believe. I think that's exempt from the buyout and reduction calculations.

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I'm not so sure. Isles seem intent on adding a winger for Tavares and at least one defenseman if not two.

Rangers still have to pay Richards the remaining money on his huge bonus I believe. I think that's exempt from the buyout and reduction calculations.

Apparently, he doesn't want to leave the area. If that's true, its either us or the Isles. Hopefully its the Isles.
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If we miss on Stastny and others I wonder how cheap he would come. 2 years, $4 per? At the least, it would slide Henrique over to wing where he is a much better player. 

 

Ruutu - Zajac - Jagr

Elias - Richards - Henrique

 

Not great, but certainly not terrible.

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Apparently, he doesn't want to leave the area. If that's true, its either us or the Isles. Hopefully its the Isles.

I would be surprised if Lou didn't call. I would do a 2 year deal or 3 year deal. I wouldn't go beyond that. He would help our forwards and especially PP options at center. Henrique could move to wing and Ryder might benefit from having a Richards type.

We could still make a trade for a winger and maybe dump Brunner.

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Elias is better suited at center in my opinion in this stage of his career. I think he sees the game better at that position. I'd definitely take a chance on Richards as a winger though, I think he would do better at that position. We still have to move one of Ryder or Brunner in my opinion in order to open up some room to sign a better forward or two. Preferably I want Ryder gone since Brunner is younger and we can use his speed. I also want Ruutu and Zubrus on the third or fourth line. Our entire lineup is a mess right now so I can't wait for Lou to clear up some room on D and F.

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Wonder how cheap we could get Richards for. Wouldn't be a terrible option. I don't think he's incredibly washed up, was just on an awful contract.

 

He's sooo slow, his footspeed is terrible.

 

The last thing we need is another slow bottom-6 forward.

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Elias is better suited at center in my opinion in this stage of his career. I think he sees the game better at that position. I'd definitely take a chance on Richards as a winger though, I think he would do better at that position. We still have to move one of Ryder or Brunner in my opinion in order to open up some room to sign a better forward or two. Preferably I want Ryder gone since Brunner is younger and we can use his speed. I also want Ruutu and Zubrus on the third or fourth line. Our entire lineup is a mess right now so I can't wait for Lou to clear up some room on D and F.

Elias is better at wing and he has stated often he does not like playing center. Richards is a center and does not play well on the wings.

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