In the Dreger Report, Darren Dreger describes the Brad Richards negotiations between Glen Sather and Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk …
“…Nieuwendyk asked the Rangers for multiple components. One scenario included 24-year-old forward Brandon Dubinsky – whose 19 goals is one shy of equalling a career high. Almost every member of New York’s young core was believed to have been requested in some way, shape, or form – along with a collection of other assets required to land Richards.”
Dreger adds Rangers interest in Richards has been shelved for now, but will resurface in July if – as expected – Richards enters the free agent market. The Maple Leafs will pursue Richards as well.
…if anyone still had any questions whether Sather was serious about a legitimate youth movement you have them no more. Could be Sather’s best trade deadline as Rangers GM. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.