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If true - and LeBrun is a reliable source - this is as puzzling as the Vinny signing.

 

Anyone know what Hextall could have been thinking? It almost feels like it would be a B. Schenn replacement - get rid of Vinny (freeing up 4 years), get Richards for 1-2 years as a 2nd/3rd line center, deal Schenn+ for an impact defenseman or top line winger. Would that make any sense?

 

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Brad Richards had "solid interest" from the Flyers, per @Real_ESPNLeBrun. Ultimately, he signed with Chicago.

 

 

 
 
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Haha, that was my first reaction! I'm just trying to figure out if Hextall is just like the others, or if there was some strategy behind it ;)

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Anyone know what Hextall could have been thinking? It almost feels like it would be a B. Schenn replacement - get rid of Vinny (freeing up 4 years), get Richards for 1-2 years as a 2nd/3rd line center, deal Schenn+ for an impact defenseman or top line winger. Would that make any sense?

 

This scenario makes sense to me.  Whether they could have pulled all that off, is a good question, but I can at least see that happening....Richards at 1 year and 2 million isn't a bad deal.  I was just surprised Chicago signed him, given their cap issues.

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If they traded B Schenn for an impact dman then they could have slotted VLC in a 2C and not needed B. Richards.  To me this is easier since VLC seems hard to move as one would suspect.

 

That's a good point - though I suspect it might have more to do with getting out of a 4 year commitment to a non-core player.

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What troubles me most about it is how terrible Richards was in the playoffs.

Why the hell would they want him?

 

Of course if you could get him for 2 million like the hawks did, why not?

 

 

 

If true - and LeBrun is a reliable source - this is as puzzling as the Vinny signing.

 

Anyone know what Hextall could have been thinking? It almost feels like it would be a B. Schenn replacement - get rid of Vinny (freeing up 4 years), get Richards for 1-2 years as a 2nd/3rd line center, deal Schenn+ for an impact defenseman or top line winger. Would that make any sense?

 

 

 

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