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06-15-2013, 10:46 PM
Nac Mac Feegle
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
Call it a gut feeling if you want but I'd bet money Brad Richards is a Ranger next season.

The main thing is, many people say Torts leaving means Richards leaving but I think this coaching change was in part for him, not against him. His relationship with Torts wasn't the same at the end.
I don't know about that. Torts gave him all the chances in the world to turn things around. The guy had premium ice time throughout the season and only had a handful of decent games. It sure didn't sound to me like it was Torts' decision to make him a scratch in the playoffs, either.

I dunno. Maybe some other things happened behind the scenes. I guess we'll never know unless some of the guys in the room start talking.

I sure wouldn't risk putting Richards on the ice next year. Add in the suspicions that perhaps he came back too early from a concussion in Dallas - if those rumors are true - then you simply can't mortgage the cap future of the team over the next decade for one player.

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