I wonder what happens with Brassard now that Richards is back. Does AV play him on the 2nd or 3rd line as a center? Or do they move him to the wing? Or do they use him as trade bait to fill another hole? I just want sunday to be done and over with already. Im sick of checking twitter and hfboards every 15 minutes.
No one said Richards can't play wing if he scrubs it up at C
I'm pretty disappointing he's back but to look at it from a different point of view;
Remember in 92-93 when Messier was considered washed up? He came back like a bat out of hell the next season.
If Richards commits to working out the right way, changing his diet, etc. he MIGHT be ok. Many players like Gary Roberts, Chris Chelios, Ron Francis, Igor Larionov, and even now Daniel Alfredson have been fine into their mid to late 30s by changing their training and diet.
any chance Sather didnt buyout Richards to entice Vinny Lecavalier to come here
With what cap room? The rangers would have to find a way to trade Powe, Pyatt, and Asham for picks....probably Del Zotto too. Then plug in rookies like Lindberg, Fasth, Thomas, Miller in the 3rd/4th lines. I just don't see it happening. Our biggest problem is and has been depth when it comes to even strength play. Of course our PP has been abysmal too but hopefully AV will be able to change that.