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04-10-2011, 12:15 PM
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New to the thread and haven't read all the way through it. How do we know Brad wants to go to New York?
We've heard all kinds of whispers down here, mostly that he wants to return to the east and his first choice would be Tampa, but I've not heard anything about his preference being NY. Just curious.
We don't, but obviously there are a lot of reasons to think NY is pretty high on his list.
-Most career success Richards ever had was under Torts, and the two still maintain a warm relationship.
-Original 6 team, which I believe he has indicated he would like to play for if possible.
-Easiest travel schedule in the league.
-Good young team on the upswing with an obvious hole for the exact roles he fills.
-Stable ownership and a reputation for doing everything first class for its players.
- Gets to play in a big city, yet the Rangers far fall enough down on the NY sporting landscape that you don't see the same media focus and pressure that you get in places like Toronto and Montreal.
-Finally, and possibly most important, a GM who loves to spend money. Good for both Richards and the fact that Slats will always spend to try and better the team, something that may be important to Brad after dealing with the current Stars cash flow situation.
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