NHL Trade Rumors: The Sabres will try to Land Brad Richards This Offseason

April 11th, 2011 by donald wood Leave a reply »
NHL Trade Rumors: It may be chilly in Buffalo, but the Brad Richards action will be hot this offseason

The Buffalo Sabres have one of the best goaltenders in the NHL and a young defense that could be really solid in the future. Adding a top line center like Brad Richards could put their offense over the edge and into a serious playoff run.

Richards would be the focal point of the Sabres offense and with Richards having a winger like Thomas Vanek, the result could be trouble for the Eastern Conference.

While Vanek has been a solid scorer in the NHL, he has never had a playmaker like Richards next to him and the Sabres could take a big step forward if they go after him on July 1.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun on rumors of Buffalo’s interest in Brad Richards:

“He turned down what sources say was a “fair market” extension from the Stars, but has declared he wants to stay. There is some talk Richards wants a long-term deal in the eight-year range if he’s going to stay. Nobody wants to give out those deals with the CBA expiring in 16 months. The Kings, Rangers and Sabres are in hot pursuit with ...

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