Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 12/13/11

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 12: Brad Richards #91 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 12, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Stars 6-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
In a piece on Brad Richards facing his former team the Dallas Stars tonight for the first time since signing with the Rangers, Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports on why the All Star center would not waive his no-move clause to be traded to the Blueshirts at the deadline last year..."...according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, he declined to waive his no-move clause when he learned of the bounty (three Grade A assets) the Stars were demanding in return, not wanting the Blueshirts to be diluted upon his arrival."...wow, now that's impressive. It's becoming harder by the day for me to say with a straight face that the Richards signing was bad for the Rangers organization....i remember Anisimov was rumored to be one of the big components going back to the Stars, so the Rangers would have been significantly short-handed this season if Richards would have approved the trade. You would assume one of the young defensemen (McD, Sauer or Del Zotto) would have been in...
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