Found August 01, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images) Earlier this summer, the New York Rangers had their chance to make Brad Richards’ $6,666,667 cap hit disappear. Presto — it would have vanished, had general manager Glen Sather and Madison Square Garden executive chairman James L. Dolan agreed to cut Richards annual checks slightly above $1.7 million spread over the next 14 years. Instead of exercising an amnesty buy out on Richards to free up precious cap space to address key offseason needs, the Rangers instead opted retain their assistant captain and are giving him a fresh slate to work with under new head coach Alain Vigneault. The decision has Sather’s fingerprints all over it, considering that the figures wouldn’t have been a stumbling block. Jim Dolan has a vast fortune given his Cablevision/MSG empire. Sather felt his investment deserves another shot to prove he can recapture the passing wizardry that made Richards a star in Tampa and Dallas. Okay, the on-...
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