Brad Richards? What kind of douche would do that? Jay Feaster, for starters. The Lightning GM, along with his coach John Tortorella, simply can’t get themselves fired. Tortorella can’t get along with star player Vincent Lecavalier. And Feaster can’t get himself a goalie. But according to horribly unfounded rumor mongering, this could change. The Stars’ Marty Turco, a great
playoff goalie, probably needs a change of scenery. But Brett Hull and the Stars would have to be retarded to trade him without plugging his gaping hole…in net. Is Hull that stupid? Only he knows for sure and even then, he can’t possibly know.
Meanwhile, the Canadiens are also said to be looking at Richards or Martin St. Louis. The Habs have lately fallen off a cliff and desperately need some even-strength scoring capability. With rookie Carey Price, who was great in net until recently and looking like the Habs future, the likely reciprocity would come in Cristobal Huet. Seeing that they have two number-one ‘tenders, unlike the Stars, this one is plausible. Tampa Bay has no business sucking as bad as they do. Shit, look at the Canucks. Acquiring a quality netminder is all they had to do. They may be unwatchable, but they’re winning.