Meet the newest Star

richards.pngBrad Richards will be debuting as a Dallas Star during tonights game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Seeing as how we never play the Lightning, I know almost nothing about this guy. So here is a bit of info about him.

Richards was born May 2, 1980 in Murray Harbour, Prince Edwards Island. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998, 3rd round 64th overall. He has since played 552 games with Tampa Bay, earning 150 goals and 339 assists for a total of 489 points. He was part of the 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup winning team and was awarded the Conn Smythe and Lady Bing trophies.

He seems really excited to play here in Dallas.

“This team, the way they’ve been playing, a lot of people have been following what they’ve been doing,” Richards said. “I’ve heard so many good things about this organization for a long time. They’ve been a great team for a long time, they won a Stanley Cup before I got in the league. Everybody I’ve talked to says they do everything right here and that’s why they’ve had the success they’ve had.”

I am really excited to see how well he does here.  So far this season he is a -25, but since I haven’t been able to really watch him it’s hard to determine if it’s on him or on the rest of the team; it’s no secret they aren’t having the best year.  Hopefully this will be a fresh start for him.

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3 Responses to “Meet the newest Star”

  1. Kirsten Says:

    He’s wearing the same number as Sakic does in the olympics. Does he really thing he’s as good as Joe Sakic? Cause he shouldn’t.

  2. Cat Says:

    I started warming up to him once the quotes came rolling in about how when he gave his agent a list of teams he’d go to, he pretty much said “if Dallas makes an offer, that’s where I want to go”. It says a lot about him and the Stars that he WANTS to be here.

    If last night’s Lightning game was any indication (at least, what I saw of it), they need some damn defense, so I’m thinking that Richards’ -25 is the result of a crappy team, rather than a crappy player. I’m giving him 5 games to decide whether or not I REALLY like him.

  3. Jen Says:

    He’s wearing the same number as Sakic does in the olympics. Does he really thing he’s as good as Joe Sakic? Cause he shouldn’t.

    He was number 19 in Tampa and since number 19 is retired in Dallas, he just flipped it.

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