Brad Richards, Brad Richards, Brad Richards.
The hope that Leaf nation has put in this one player is reminiscent of superstars past. The Sedins and Rick Nash were three previous players that had the titles of Saviors in Leafland ...except, they didn't end up signing in Toronto and all hope was lost.
Let's learn from our mistakes and consider some other options, shall we?
The hole that Richards would fill (a top-line center) isn't exclusive to him. There are other, more economic options available that people seem to forget.
Here's a reminder.