Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 4/5/12

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 06: Brad Richards #91 the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal against the Vancouver Canucks at American Airlines Center on November 6, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
It’s late and for that I apologise. On to the Musings. The way Brad Richards has taken his game to a higher level recently is why the Rangers gave him the big dollars. He’s peaking at the right time heading in to the playoffs and the Rangers have a (legitimate) first line for the first time since the Jagr-Nylander-Straka years. Ryan Callahan deserves a 30 goal season; hopefully he bags one in the next two games. If you could re-do the 2004 NHL draft there is no way he’d last in to the fourth round. He’d be a nailed on first rounder. Rick Carpiniello recently discussed the Rangers passing ability. I think it’s underrated and has clearly improved this season. The Rangers may not be as skilled as the Red Wings or the Penguins but they don’t get the credit they deserve in regard to their skill level. Hopefully fans (the team sure won’t) don’t overlook the Capitals should they be the first round match up. They have underachieved all year but are remarkably talented and could easily go de...
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