• Richards demoted in playoffs again as Rangers tenure is likely to end soon

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 12, 2014
    Brad Richards looked to be on his way out of New York in 2013, when former Rangers coach John Tortorella not only demoted the veteran centre but scratched him in the playoffs. So it is about the money for Richards and every other player in the NHL. As a result, though, he put Richards in a tough spot to be effective on a checking fourth line. Richards, a strong candidate to be bought out of the final six years and US$27 million left on his contract, has no points in the Cup final and just four goals and four assists in 23 games since a strong opener against the Philadelphia Flyers. A year later, coach Alain Vigneault started down the same path by putting the 34-year-old on left wing of the Rangers' fourth line in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final. The 34-year-old managed a couple of quality scoring chances on the power play and was on the ice for a strong five-on-five shift that ended with a Kings penalty.
    • Clear now the end of Brad Richards’ Ranger career is nigh

      EN ROUTE TO LOS ANGELES – Brad Richards has made almost $90 million during his NHL career and stands to make another $20.7 million to not play for the New York Rangers if/when the team decides to buy out the remainder of his contract this summer. So in …

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