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@leewardtide finally a voice of reason!!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Richards Might Not Be Bought Out
@RangersVW14Well you're obviously the kinda guy who uses the word obviously a lot--you guys can rip on me for saying it's absurd to pay a guy 2/3rds of 90 million for playing 1.5 years of hockey as much as you want, but I've grown up with know-it-all fans like you my entire life--one season you clamor that we NEED to get the Richards on the market, the next you want him gone. No one is above this BS, which is why good players' careers have always come to NY to die. Richards was just fine his first season, decent point production and a lot of clutch goals--let him play another year under a new coach who doesn't make his players hate playing hockey, and if he still sucks, THEN we can pay him to not play for us. And "of course ticket prices went up?" They tripled, under a salary cup. I saw the Kings beat the Devils last year (booked the trip based on thinking our boys would be there) and they were charging 30 a ticket for season ticket holders. But yeah, you're right, business is business and we should pay Richards another 40 million dollars to go play for Philly (and don't play the renovation card--prices on my season tix doubled before the renovations started). It's really cute to see that the little people are looking out for the big guys, though. Hope you sent a nice card to Mit Romney and @ChesterMeekins, I don't what having a paper ass means, but I wouldn't give up on top tier talent because they had one mediocre half season and a crappy playoffs--if you clowns like you had their way, we'd buy out half our team every single season. Richards this season, Nash the next...I sincerely hope that whether it's with us or someone else, Richards puts up 80 points and shuts you people up.
@RangersVW14 @RangersVW14 you think the dolans pay brad richards contract? WE DO. That's why 40 dollar tickets in 2006 cost 120 now--CEO's don't take pay cuts, they raise prices to make sure profits only go up. So, yeah, lets do what's best for the team, but lets not pretend for a second like we weren't the ones who paid for Wade Redden to take buses in Hartford, and for Chris Drury to make pizza places in Conneticut while our fix went up every year. I say let Richards play another year, if it needs to be done...do it then. It's bad enough grown men get paid 90 million dollars to play a child's game--we pay them NOT to play it here in NYC!