Eklund Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun reports that the Rangers may be interested in two Dallas Stars centers…
“The whisper among NHL executives is that both New York and Toronto are interested in Dallas Cs Mike Ribeiro and Brad Richards if Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk decides to make a move.”
Richards is in the final year of his contract ($7.8 million), while Ribeiro has two years remaining on his deal with a cap hit of $5 million per season.
Richards has 9g, 15a and Ribeiro has 2g, 15a.
…here goes Garrioch beating the Richards to the Rangers drum again. Why would the Rangers give up prospects or NHL talent for a rental? And Ribeiro’s contract makes him almost unaffordable for the Rangers unless they plan on not re-signing players such as Dubinsky and Callahan.