This was in response to a piece at ESPN Insider which had him on the "bad" list of free agent signings. When Craig Custance asked a GM about Richards being on the "bad" list, the GM responded, "the Brad Richards in New York?" he asked to make sure he understood. "Tell the Rangers that so maybe they'll move him. I'll take him."
The GM went on to talk about how some of Richards biggest intangibles and contributions don't come on the score sheet.
Brad Richards has been anything but bad when you take a look at the whole season. He has had his struggles, he has been hot, and he has scored big goals for the Rangers at key times. His work with Michael Del Zotto is worth the money alone.