There seems to be a pretty fair chance Brad Richard’s current team, the New York Rangers, will part ways with him this summer. If that happens, would the Lightning be interested? Probably. Should it be? Absolutely.
And here’s the best part: The Tampa Bay Lightning could get him on the cheap. There is speculation Richards could be had for three years and $3 million per year. Frankly, I think the Lightning — especially the Lightning — could get him for much less.
Close your eyes and imagine it:
Richards moving over to wing and lining up next to his old buddy Vinny Lecavalier. Richards quarterbacking a power play that could use a quarterback. Richards offering leadership in the locker room, on the bench and on the ice. Richards making the organization proud in the community.
For now, this is all speculation. No one can speak about it because Richards remains under contract to the Rangers. But that might change in the very near future.
Source: Tom Jones, Tampa Bay Times