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Freed from Rangers, Brad Richards expected to have suitors

Rangers' Brad Richards smiles as he looks to

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I doubt you've seen the last of Brad Richards.

The 34-year-old center (or even left winger), now an ex-Ranger after his long-expected buyout was confirmed by Newsday a few hours ago, certainly wants to keep playing. But where exactly that will be -- and at what discount -- is somewhat out of his control as a free agent on July 1.

To be clear, Richards can still put up some numbers, just...

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Brad Richards upset at boos for Rick Nash

Rangers' Brad Richards looks on before a face-off

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

First of all, the Rangers played their worst game of the series. Inconsistent defensively, 15 shots offensively. Fatigue mentally and physically? Maybe. Pens are flat-out a better team right now, though, as I wrote in the main story tonight.

Here's Brad Richards on the boo-birds:

“Does it upset me? Yeah, it upsets me, it upsets everybody in the locker room,” Richards said. “We’re not...

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