Thread: Speculation: Brad Richards News Part IV
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06-11-2011, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Boltsfan2029 View Post
What it should tell you is that we had payroll drastically cut by ownership that wanted to sell the team, and incoming owners were, well, not exactly the brightest bulbs in the pack. Had absolutely nothing to do with the player's hockey skills or performance.
Richards was having a garbage season when he was traded. The decision to trade him and not Vinny or the older, cheaper MSL was partly based off of Richards having back-to-back subpar seasons after a terrific 2004 and 2006.

The owndership issue played a big part, but Richards made the decision easier.

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