UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Rangers' Brad Richards calls 2013 season a 'mess'

Rangers center Brad Richards said this season was "a mess."(Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) Rangers center Brad Richards said this season was "a mess."(Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

New York Rangers center Brad Richards said Monday he wants to remain with team but knows that he can be a candidate for a buyout this offseason.

Richards also said this season was a “mess” and his struggles led to him being a healthy scratch both Games 4 and 5 of the team’s Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers were eliminated in five games.

Richards, 33, is the league's second-highest paid player and made $12 million this season. He has seven years left on a nine-year, $60 million deal he signed in 2011.

“I signed here to be a Ranger a lot longer than a year and a half,” he said, via ESPN.com. “I still hope to do that, but I gotta take care of how I can play and that’s all on me.

"That’s been written since probably a week into the season. That’s the business side of it. I’m playing hockey no matter what," Richards said about a possible buyout.

Richards only registered one point in 10 postseason games.
Promoted Stories
Comments
SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.