If you trade Richards for equal value, isnt that player going to demand as much money as him. The only way to do it is trade for a lesser players and/or draft picks then. It takes years of drafting and player development to get where the Lightning got and you dont want to brake up that chemistry that they have. I love St. Louis but Richards is far more valuable to the team. How about if you have to, trade him for a top goaltending prospect like Montoya of the rangers and draft picks? The Rangers rookie goaltender Lundqvist has been awsome this year.