By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
It’s no secret that when the New York Rangers were thinking about upgrading their offense in the off-season, their first priority was to add offensive-minded free agent forward, Brad Richards. After an explosive start to the season for the Blueshirts, Richards has all but lost his way.
The ordinary fan would like to think that Richards is just going through a mini-slump, but the reality of the situation is that Brad’s success in New York thus far has been mediocre at best.
More often than not has Richards looked confused on the ice, made errant passes, or been positionally inept. He was brought in here to be the Rangers’ set-up guy and the one with world-class playmaking abilities. While his 34 points through 51 games do not seem terrible to even the most semi-passionate fan, it is not great by any means for a player of his caliber and a player that was brought in to New York riding a hefty price tag.
His lack of confidence o...