Brad Richards to Tampa Bay: 5 Reasons Why New York and Toronto Won't Get Him

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Brad Richards to Tampa Bay: 5 Reasons Why New York and Toronto Won't Get Him
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Brad Richards will not be a Dallas Star next season.

And this could prove too devastating for Dallas hockey to handle.  But that's another story all together.

While Stars fans are forced to contemplate a future without their best forward from the last three seasons, fans of several other NHL teams saw hope in the report that Richards would not be signed by Dallas.

Toronto Maple Leaf fans are wondering how deadly Phil Kessel could be with a center of this caliber (and maybe also if Brian Burke can see the future).

Suddenly the New York Rangers are conjuring up dreams of Richards leading them back to another Stanley Cup, Mark Messier-style.

I say dream on, sports fans.

Here are five reasons why Brad Richards will once again be playing in Florida for the 2011-2012 season and beyond.

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