Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Listen: Richards Discusses Many Topics, Reveals Switching Back to #19 During WFAN Interview

During an interview with Sid Rosenberg of WFAN, Brad Richards of the New York Rangers touched on a variety of topics.  Here is a bullet point rundown of what was talked about.

  • Richards is a Yankees fans as growing up in Prince Edward Island it was Boston or Toronto for most and he hated both.
  • Richards cited his relationship and comfort with Tortorella and the system as a key to signing with New York
  • Rangers young talent was also a key consideration for Richards who reiterated his comparison to what went on in Tampa before the championship.
  • Hopes that Gaborik will benefit from playing with him and wants to personally dominate out there as he has in the past with other wingers.
  • Passes on chance to discuss Rangers free agency failings in Drury and Gomez.  Says he was focused on his own game and not what was happening with them.
  • Rosenberg gave Richards an open net asking him if he automatically hates the Islanders now that he is a Ranger and Richards slammed the puck in the back of the net.
  • Will wear #19 again
Audio of the interview: