Even though it’s completely and totally obvious that Brad’s not going anywhere, the stupid New York Post is still talking about a potential trade for him. It just needs to stop. I already explained why this won’t happen in an earlier post, so why can’t they just figure it out?
The Rangers only have $2.5 million in cap space left, so they’d have to give up a big salary to take on Brad’s $7.8 million. The only reason this trade would make sense for the Stars is to relieve Tom Hicks of some of his financial woes. But getting a big salary like Wade Redden’s would completely defeat the purpose of the trade.
Plus, a guy as nice as Brad Richards doesn’t deserve to be exiled to the same team as Sean Avery. That’s just cruel.
So my message to the New York Post is: Shut up and leave Brad Richards alone.