Submitted by SJR1709 on May 22, 2006 - 10:10
So I saw that the bolts locked up Brad Richards long term this morning. It's a good deal for him obviously, I mean who wouldn't like to make 7.8 million a year. We get him here 5 more years which is a plus because he is our top player and one of the best playmakers in the game. The problem is now with his new huge deal how does the team go out now and get a decent goalie and upgrade the defense? This worries me alot and it might be a sign that a strong youth movement is in the works for the team. We'll have some good forwards but the team will be young and inexperienced in many positions, this is trouble. I guess we'll just have to wait and see but I don't know how they're going to get good experienced players with their team salary number in the cap even with it going up. It's safe to say now I think that you can say good-bye to Grahame, Burke, and Kubina...plus a few others I'm sure...maybe Pratt and possibly Sarich. It is going to be an interesting summer that's for sure.