Jun 7, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) warms up before game two of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Rumors: New York Rangers undecided about Brad Richards

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The New York Rangers lost the Stanley Cup to the Los Angeles Kings but there are many who believe that the roster is talented enough to return next season and make another run at the Cup.

But not everyone will be back with the team in 2014-15 and one name that has been bounced around for a very long time is that of Brad Richards.

According to NHL.com, the Rangers remain undecided about the future of Brad Richards and plan on thinking things over before making a decision on whether to buy him out or not.

“We met [Sunday] for the first time with our scouts,” Vigneault said. “We’re going through the process of evaluating our team. Obviously everybody knows we’ve got quite a few decisions to make. We’re just starting that process now. We’ve still got quite a bit of work to do.”

The window for NHL teams to use their remaining compliance buyouts opened Monday. It runs through 5 p.m. ET on June 30.

Richards’ contract is bad news for the Rangers and it’s a deal that not many believe he’ll see through to the end. New York considered buying out Richards last summer to save cash but ended up keeping him for another season. But another summer means more buyout rumors surrounding Richards and this time things may stick.


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