Friday, June 25, 2010

Rangers Contacted on Savard; Monitoring Richards

Larry Brooks at the New York Post discusses numerous trade and draft options for the Rangers including these...

"The Rangers, who hold the 10th overall selection, have been contacted by the Bruins regarding Marc Savard, who would be the ideal set-up man for right-wing sniper Marian Gaborik. But Ranger GM Glen Sather is unlikely to deal for the one-time Blueshirt pivot because of the contract under which Savard carries an annual cap charge of just over $4M through the 2016-17 season...

"... The Rangers will monitor the situation with budget-conscious Dallas regarding 30-year-old playmaking pivot and power play quarterback Brad Richards, who has one year at $7.8 million remaining on his contract."

...a lot of questions during last night's live chat regarding these two. As Brooks says and I alluded to last night Savard has way too long a contract and concussion is a concern. I think the Rangers would be better off staying away from trading away youngsters for Richards then look to possibly sign him next year.

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1 comment:

Rick said...

Two years ago Savard had the best salary/point ratio in the league with St. Louis 2nd, for those players who made 5M and up. At 33 and with concussion syndrome being a distinct possibility plus the length of his contract I would venture to stay clear. Richards could use a lesser dollar amount, around 4.5 to 5.5M to put him in line with his current production.