Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/3/12
The Rangers benefited from being patient and allowing Brad Richards to hit free agency. Think back to the 2011 trade deadline.  The New York Rangers were not yet regarded as an elite team; in fact, they were fighting for a playoff berth, a fight that lasted until the final day of the regular season. Glen Sather had engaged in trade talks with Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk regarding soon-to-be free agent Brad Richards.  Sather could have had the coveted center, provided he was willing to part with Marc Staal, Derek Stepan and Brandon Dubinsky, the ransom demanded by Nieuwendyk according to Larry Brooks.* Sather showed restraint, kept his young pieces and watched as the Blueshirts were dispatched by the Washington Capitals in five games.  Richards quickly signed with the Blueshirts on July 2nd. While it can be argued that Sather’s patience was aided by a common belief that Richards would end up in New York sooner or later anyway, the decision did help shape the direction of the franchise...
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