“He has still made plays along the way, though there are struggles. He isn’t a guy that brings it into the room and brings other people down. He beats himself up, no question. He doesn’t let that get his teammates down. I never worry about that with him.” – Coach John Tortorella
Up until Thursday night against the Panthers, Rangers assistant captain Brad Richards had been having a challenging season. But Tortorella had nothing but praise for the Rangers center following the team's 8-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres, which included Richards scoring his first career hat trick. Richards' leadership has never been put in question, but it's great to see him finally finding his stride.