BOSTON, MA - MAY 16: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck in front of Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins in overtime in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 16, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
I didn’t play the last two games of the season ... I signed here to be a Ranger for a lot longer than a year-and-a-half. So I hope to do that. But I do understand what’s going on. I just want to play hockey. That’s all I’m worried about.More quotes »
John Tortorella likes Derek Dorsett's spunk
For the second consecutive game Saturday, Rangers coach John Tortorella chose to bench Brad Richards and Arron Asham , and deploy Derek Dorsett , Kris Newbury and Micheal Haley , known more for their energy and chippy play than offensive ability.Dorsett Read more »
Five questions facing the Rangers this offseason
1. What to do with Brad Richards ? The 33-year-old center, who was regularly dropped down in the lineup and was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career in Game 4 against the Bruins, is owed $36 million through 2019-20. Richards is certainly a Read more »
John Tortorella shakes up lineup with seldom-used players
With the Rangers facing playoff elimination against the Bruins Thursday night, the context was obvious. Both in word ("It's beyond desperation now,'' goalie Henrik Lundqvist said before the puck was dropped) and deed, with John Tortorella benching one of Read more »
Rangers need to buy out underperforming Richards
Brad Richards wasn't in uniform for the Rangers' do-or-die Game 4 Thursday night, which shocked only those who haven't watched this team the last six weeks.John Tortorella 's desperate move to bench one of his marquee players, one who was thought to be a Read more »
Rangers' Brad Richards 'disappointed' about Game 4 scratch
It certainly must have been an agonizing decision for head coach John Tortorella . But he phoned veteran Brad Richards, whom he has coached for two NHL teams, on Thursday morning, long before Game 4 against the Bruins, a game that could spell the end of Read more »
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Could Brad Richards replace Briere?
Will center Danny Briere’s spot in the Flyers’ lineup be replaced by Brad Richards? The Flyers plan to buy Briere, who has a $6.5 million cap hit and two years left on his deal. A club source said the Flyers would “absolutely” be 1:39 AM from Philadelphia Inquirer Read more »
New York Rangers Rumors: Brad Richards Not Getting Bought Out?
After coming off a really bad season, and looking like he aged 10 years from last year, rumor has it from New York Post writer Larry Brooks that New York Rangers center, Brad Richards, will not be bought out of his contract this summer, like everyone exp 6/18/13 from Rant Sports Read more »
New York Rangers Must Buyout Brad Richards
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Tampa Bay Lightning Could Be Ready To Go Hard After Brad Richards
One of the most underrated running backs in the 2013 NFL Draft, Stepfan Taylor, went in the fifth round to the Arizona Cardinals, a team with a running game desperately in need of a kick in the rear end. The Cardinals’ first step towards fielding a bette from Rant Sports Read more »
Richards Might Not Be Bought Out
Going into the off-season, most Rangers fans assumed Brad Richards being bought out was a slam dunk, but Larry Brooks at the New York Post says not so fast... "Given the change in coaches and the absence of cost-effective available talent down the middle from The New York Rangers Blog Read more »