Brooks: Richards Signing Is Different

richardsrangersjerseyInitially against the Rangers signing Brad Richards, Larry Brooks at the New York Post has changed his tune…

“The relationship between Richards and head coach John Tortorella makes this different than the all the failed signings preceding it. This isn’t a coach hoping a player can do the job; this is a coach knowing the player can get it done.”

Brooks adds that this move is about winning now, not about getting younger.

…as I have said the more I hear Richards the more I like the guy, but I would still rather the Rangers not have gotten him. I was extremely excited about the path they were on developing youth and building from within.

…yes, just because other big contract signings haven’t worked for the Rangers doesn’t mean this one won’t, but the Richards signing turns the Rangers into a win now team and it’s only a matter of time before they are sitting in the fourth or fifth playoff position come trade deadline time and they’ll have to make a choice to either go for it by giving up young talent for a veteran who’s been there or stand pat. And to me it’s not a choice at all as Richards was brought in to win the Rangers a Stanley Cup. How could they possibly explain to him or the Blueshirt Faithful that they’ve decided to pass on possibly the missing link to the franchise’s fifth Stanley Cup because they don’t want to compromise the organization’s future? They can’t and they won’t.

…and that’s my biggest concern. What if they go for it and don’t win a Cup? The Rangers could then find themselves stuck with a broken down 37-year-old center with three years left on his contract along with a barren minor league system. Not exactly a great scenario.

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Brooks: Richards Signing Is Different

richardsrangersjerseyInitially against the Rangers signing Brad Richards, Larry Brooks at the New York Post has changed his tune…

“The relationship between Richards and head coach John Tortorella makes this different than the all the failed signings preceding it. This isn’t a coach hoping a player can do the job; this is a coach knowing the player can get it done.”

Brooks adds that this move is about winning now, not about getting younger.

…as I have said the more I hear Richards the more I like the guy, but I would still rather the Rangers not have gotten him. I was extremely excited about the path they were on developing youth and building from within.

…yes, just because other big contract signings haven’t worked for the Rangers doesn’t mean this one won’t, but the Richards signing turns the Rangers into a win now team and it’s only a matter of time before they are sitting in the fourth or fifth playoff position come trade deadline time and they’ll have to make a choice to either go for it by giving up young talent for a veteran who’s been there or stand pat. And to me it’s not a choice at all as Richards was brought in to win the Rangers a Stanley Cup. How could they possibly explain to him or the Blueshirt Faithful that they’ve decided to pass on possibly the missing link to the franchise’s fifth Stanley Cup because they don’t want to compromise the organization’s future? They can’t and they won’t.

…and that’s my biggest concern. What if they go for it and don’t win a Cup? The Rangers could then find themselves stuck with a broken down 37-year-old center with three years left on his contract along with a barren minor league system. Not exactly a great scenario.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

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