As Brad Richards continues to mull over his options, the Rangers remain confident of signing this years marquee free agent at some point over the next few days.
Richards is currently fielding conference calls after meeting the LA Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres, amongst others, at his agents’ office in Mississauga, Ontario. The Rangers, too, have made their pitch to Richards by phone according to the NY Post’s Larry Brooks…
TSN’s Gord Miller tweeted within the last half an hour to say that Rangers officials remain confident of signing Richards, while ESPN’s Scott Burnside said the former Dallas Stars center was mulling his options;
GMillerTSN: Officials with the NYR are confident that they’ll land Brad Richards. They have lots of cap space, an open spot at centre and Tortorella
ESPN_Burnside: Brad Richards still mulling options. Have to figure Sabres are out with Leino signing.
Various sources have questioned the likelihood of a decision today as well as confirming additional interest from the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers, so it may be some time before Richards reaches a final decision. Sit tight Rangerland.