Brad Richards

Brad Richards (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The 10 Worst Contracts Handed Out By NHL Local Teams Over Last Decade

NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.

07/02/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Contact Former Rangers Center Brad Richards

Brad Richards playing on Long Island? It’s possible.

06/26/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Brad Richards Headed For Free Agency After Rangers Buy Out Contract

The 34-year-old Richards was expected to be a casualty, along with his $6.67-million cap hit, once the Rangers’ season ended.

06/20/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Decision On Richards Looms As Rangers Head Into Offseason

As is always the case at the end of the season, changes will be made before the team gets back together for training camp in about three months.

06/17/2014

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?

The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.

06/16/2014

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers and Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings battle for the puck during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Sweep? Rangers Say It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

While the Kings are trying to close out the series, New York’s focus is strictly on moving past disappointment and getting back to LA for Game 5.

06/11/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Richards Is Making Buyout An Easy Call For Rangers

Look no further than alternate captain Brad Richards as the main reason why the Rangers’ power play has fizzled. His overall game has disintegrated during the finals.

06/10/2014

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault leads practice ahead of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on June 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Final: Rangers Looking To Escape LA With Series Split

Game 1 goat Dan Girardi knows the Rangers can’t think about the past if they hope to raise the Cup in the near future. The best way to move on would be with a win Saturday.

06/07/2014

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Finals: Rangers Not About To Bow Before Mighty Kings

The Rangers know that many, if not most, in the hockey world aren’t giving them much of a chance to win the Cup. They have heard it before, and have just gone about their business.

06/03/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Underdog Rangers To Face Kings In Stanley Cup Finals

Even though New York was the first to claim a spot in the finals, many have already written off the Blueshirts as severe underdogs against Los Angeles.

06/02/2014

Martin St. Louis, left, and Brad Richards celebrate after the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on May 29, 2014, to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Richards, St. Louis No Strangers To Willing Teams To Greatness

Ten years after leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first Stanley Cup championship, veteran Rangers teammates Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis are ready for an encore.

05/30/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to win the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers 4 Wins Away From Bringing Home Lord Stanley’s Cup

When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.

05/30/2014

Brad Richards of the New York Rangers tangles with Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers ‘As Confident As Ever’ Heading Into Game 6 Against Canadiens

Now that the Canadiens have staved off elimination once in Game 5, the Rangers are wary of giving them any more hope they can turn the tables.

05/29/2014

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal late in th second period against the Montreal Canadiens during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

On The Verge: Rangers Not Taking 3-1 Lead Over Canadiens For Granted

The Rangers have two key assets to fall back on — penalty killing and goaltending. It’s a combo that has put them within one victory of their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years.

05/27/2014

Henrik Lundqvist defends the net against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rangers Ride Red-Hot Henrik Lundqvist To Conference Finals

The horn sounded and Lundqvist lifted his arms in a mixture of joy and exhaustion. Hey, nobody said carrying a team back from the brink was going to be easy, even for the goaltender his Rangers teammates call “King.”

05/14/2014

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