Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Brad Richards with the Chicago Blackhawks

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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Brad Richards with the Chicago Blackhawks
Chris Szagola/Associated Press

The Chicago Blackhawks have their plan set in motion for the 2014-15 NHL season.

While they weren't among the busiest teams when free agency started July 1, they made an important move when the signed veteran center Brad Richards to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Richards, 34, had been bought out by the New York Rangers shortly after New York was defeated by the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, but the Blackhawks still thought enough of him to bring him into the fold.

Early on, the thought is that Richards will have a chance to make a key contribution to a team that appeared to secure its future when it signed superstars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to eight-year, $84 million contracts. 

Here's a look at the best- and worst-case scenarios for Richards as he begins his tenure with the Blackhawks.

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