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by Paul on 03/05/11 at 10:23 PM ET
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Brad Richards didn’t end up on Broadway at Tuesday’s NHL trade deadline.
However, that doesn’t mean he won’t relocate there eventually.
The Dallas Stars centre didn’t want to be dealt to any other team but the Rangers before the deadline, and although he was willing to waive his no-movement clause to go to Manhattan, the two sides couldn’t find a fit.
While Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk tried to sign Richards to a contract extension before the trade deadline, the two sides couldn’t agree on the length of the deal and never really got around to discussing money.
League sources say the Stars offered Richards a “fair market” contract, but it’s believed he and agent Pat Morris wanted a deal closer in the seven- to 10-year range.
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