Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Brad Richards signed a nine-year deal with the New York Rangers a season ago, but hasn't looked like that player this whole season. Last year, Richards put up 66 points in 82 games for the Blueshirts, and has just 16 in the 29 games he's played this season.  He's regressing fast, and it's costing his team — which is why they currently sit eighth in the Eastern Conference.    “I don’t even have the word to describe how wearing this has been. Mentally, it’s been pretty tough. I've been taking a beating," Richards told Larry Brooks of the New York Post.    Here's a month by month breakdown of what Richards has done this season.  January: 7 games – 2 goals, 4 assists, plus-4 rating.  February: 12 games – 0 goals, 7 assists, minus-5 rating.  March: 10 games – 2 goals, 1 assist, minus-2 rating.  As you can see, Richards has been on the decline ever since the season began, and his assist on Derek Stepan's 5-on-3 power play goal was his first point in the las...
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