Dodged Another Bullet!!!
If John Tortorella is going down, he’s taking Brad Richards with him!
That same Brad Richards who signed a 7 year, 51.5 million dollar deal.
But lets go back…
Remember when Dean Lombardi and his ENTIRE STAFF (8 in total) flew to Toronto with an enticement video from Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Bruckheimer among others.
July 1st – LA Times
“The Kings tried to wow premier free-agent forward Brad Richards on Friday with a pitch that included videotaped appeals from Wayne Gretzky and Kobe Bryant and a front-loaded offer worth nearly $60 million over nine years, but Richards decided to sleep on his decision and announce his choice Saturday.
Richards told Canada’s Sportsnet late Friday that he had narrowed the field to four teams, believed to be the Kings, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs.”
He chose the Rangers and is a healthy scratch tonight.
And remember when Lombardi was wooing Ilya Kovalchuk, whose team missed the playoffs this year
And the since traded Marian Gaborik