Rangers, Brad Richards agree to deal

Updated: July 3, 2011, 7:34 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Brad Richards impatiently waited for this day, the day he could finally pick a new team from a whole slew of suitors.

After a day of being wooed by teams around the NHL, Richards chose the one that was the front-runner all along -- the New York Rangers.

Richards, considered the biggest prize in this year's underwhelming free-agent market, struck it rich Saturday when he agreed to a nine-year, $60 million deal.

"The phone will probably get thrown in a lake ...

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