Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/20/13
After Brad Richards recorded his first career hat trick against the Sabres last night, John Tortorella said this about the alternate captain's struggles this season (via Bergen Record)... “He’s been good all year as far as his attitude. He’s a pro. He’s been through a lot of ups and downs. He knows more is expected of him. He has still made plays along the way, though there are struggles. He isn’t a guy that brings it into the room and brings other people down. He beats himself up, no question. he doesn’t let that get his teammates down. I never worry about that with him.” Richards on whether these two games indicate a rebound in his game... “Hopefully. I don’t even really want to talk about it and jinx it. If it’s back now, it’s a great time to have it, let’s put it that way.” Here's the hat trick... ...listen, there's no way around it, it has been a nightmare season for Richards. Every part of his game has broken down. But one thing you can't criticize is h
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