Brad Richards not coming; Rangers get John Mitchell


TSN said the Stars told them Brad Richards is not being dealt.

The Rangers got center John Mitchell from Toronto, in a very, very minor deal, for a seventh-round pick. He’s probably headed to the Whale.

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  1. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Real_ESPNLeBrun Pierre LeBrun
    by AGrossRecord
    Brad Richards via text at 2:55 p.m. ET , “nothing going on.”

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    It’s almost over! If the Rangers don’t do anything, will we still hear the great Oz speak?

  3. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    So how many deals will come after the deadline

  4. The trades just need to be in to the NHL by 3, not approved or finalized. I think that’s why there is a lag time in announcing, etc.

  5. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    so, how long do we wait to confirm whether or not a deal was made? I dont suppose there is anywhere that will post deals in the works or even deals that are up for approval…?

  6. I believe the idea is that if the teams are working out a deal they can contact the league to ask for a small extension to smooth out the details. We aren’t completely done with the deals yet, folks.

  7. Doodie Machetto on

    You know what? Even with the quiet deadline day, I’d take this trade season filled with franchise-altering trades every few days than one day filled with deals for rental players.

  8. yeah last year there were trades still going late into the evening… so we have at least hour and a half or two hours more

  9. he is a 3rd or 4th line forward who is a depth move at best. I doubt they gave up more then a 7th round pick for him

  10. Mitchell is a journeyman forward who could not even make this year,s version of the Toronto maple Loaves

  11. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    at least the Whale has been taken care of!

    So barring anything in the next half hour or so.. Sather stood pat.

  12. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    First two of newly-acquired John Mitchell’s 20 NHL goals came against the Rangers on Nov. 1, 2008

  13. the Whale are currently 8th in the east and need some guys for their playoff push. Mitchell will probably replace Newbury whom will go back to HFD.

  14. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    a red nose and some big assen shoes

  15. eddie eddie eddie on

    john mitchell, the former attirney general under richard nixon has been traded to the ny rangers……john dean also traded for a 6th rd pick

  16. sather: hello Dallas?
    burke: no douche, Tor…
    sather: oh allright, I need to get top line center
    burke: how about my boy johny mitchell?
    sather: done, say hello to sjo and orr

  17. he is a 3rd or 4th line forward who is a depth move at best. I doubt they gave up more then a 7th round pick for him”

    That’s pretty impressive dude. They actually did give up a seventh rounder for the guy.

  18. Gift of GAB-orik on

    yea Carp… ibob said Richards to NYR *imminent*

    also had Nashville working deal for Hemsky/Smid

  19. this deadline day makes me really tired..getting sleepery…
    followed Carp with a good lunch in eating a rabbit…..
    Pizza Infusio wasn´t available :)

  20. Didn’t iBob also have Hemsky to the Kings as a done deal?

    Maybe Dallas couldn’t move Richards because Rod was in possession of their target list?

  21. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    now, who the hell is tom sestito….a lot of minor guys going, is there another deal coming that moves a couple of bodies??

  22. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    I told you the Rangers were not going to win the Cup this year, and now Slats goes and makes an ass of me! Rangers to win finals in four games!

  23. WTB? Newbury, Zukes, and McD were sent down today in case we got Richards…wow, it really must have been close….

  24. Just think, Carp, you could have been really doing something today. Beats raking snow off the roof, right?

  25. for what its worth John Mitchell is 55.7% on faceoffs this year

    Yeah he’s won like 5 out of 9….

  26. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie
    CBJ trades Tom Sestito to NYR for Greg Moore and Michael Chaput. Minor-league transacti

  27. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    NYDNRangers Jesse Spector
    Newbury, Zuccarello, McDonagh on AHL transactions wire: Sign #NYR came close on Richards

  28. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well, Rod should be along with his trade day inside info any time now… 20-20 hindsight.

  29. mitchell trade is irrrelevant.

    good news the rangers core of young studs are still there, top prospects are still in college,jrs., or in the minors….

    added mccabe who is better then emminger and that will help. still not enough scoring have to grind and bang there way into the playoffs.

    btw florida is now a minor league team……….

  30. This was a successful deadline. There was nobody out there of great value. Nobody available was going to help us win the Cup this year or help us in the future. Besides Stastny.

  31. TReedDispatch Thomas Reed
    RT @TSNBobMcKenzie: CBJ trades Tom Sestito to NYR for Greg Moore and Michael Chaput. Minor-league transaction.

  32. John Mitchell’s notes from

    My question is: Why bother with this guy?

    – Assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) Feb. 10.
    – Has been a healthy scratch 16 times this season.
    – Missed 15 games (Jan. 3-Feb. 5) due to knee injury.
    – Injured knee in practice Jan. 2.
    – Scored a goal in back-to-back games (Dec. 20, 26).
    – Collected an assist Nov. 3 at WSH.
    – Made season debut Oct. 23 at PHI.
    – Was a healthy scratch in six-straight games to start the season (Oct. 7-21).

  33. why is everyone so happy that we did not deal for richards… yes we would lose prospects but as of tomorrow we couldve had Richards in the line up over Anisimov….

  34. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    If it wasn’t obvious already, Mitchell trade will be it for Rangers, no other deals pending trade calls with NHL.

  35. i trade aa and 2 picks for richards if they could have signed him.

    the rangers would have been better for sure…

  36. of course he did, Carp! never had a doubt!

    i bet there is more to know that Rod knows already but wont let us know that because if he did let us know the people that let him know all this exclusive news will no longer want to let he know in the future so Rod wont jeopardize anything he knows now so he can know more in the future.

  37. Noah-tenko-rury-aal-aborik, 28 on

    Wow at the news that MZA, McDonagh and Newbury were being sent down to clear room for Richards.

    Must’ve been very close. I wonder what the Rangers final offer was?

  38. True, well, he might not have been available because of concussions, and his contract would have to be extended, and they would have given up an awful lot to get him when maybe they can get him for just money July 1.

    That’s why. But I thought that had all been established.

  39. Well then, I guess it’s safe for me to go out in the world and run some errands. Bravo Carp on another great picnic!!!!

  40. eddie eddie eddie on

    not a trade, but chris dreary, sent through a black hole….time/space warp and returns circa 1999…..

  41. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    NYDNRangers Jesse Spector
    No NHL additions for #NYR. McDonagh and Zuccarello remain with team, but are moved to AHL roster today to be eligible for playoffs there

  42. I still think Gilroy is going to be traded at the draft, maybe for a 4th round pick or something like that.

  43. Noah-tenko-rury-aal-aborik, 28 on

    Well that suspense sapped any energy I had to be able to work the rest of the day.

  44. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    was it worth missing a day of work?

    yes, yes it was. easy to make up most of the time lol!

  45. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    NYP_Brooksie Larry Brooks
    Told Stars never came down on demand/request for Richards. Rangers no choice but to wait until July

  46. I wasn’t anxious. I knew that no huge deals were being made by the Rangers this year. Do I sound like Rod now? I believe Sather finally understands the concept of building for the future, and he’s made the right decisions this year, sans the concussed Booger.

  47. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    paperwork transaction, he’s not going anywhere

  48. wicky, phew! thanks….I was afraid I may go postal at the post office…..OK all, gotta run…later!

  49. No, the transaction was so that McDonagh and Zuccarello and Newbury can play in the AHL playoffs if the Rangers don’t make it, or if they’re eliminated before the Whale.

  50. I am so glad Artie wasn’t traded. He has so much potential for a 2nd year NHL’er. Slats did the right thing today. Don’t be fooled. The old Sather would have traded the farm for a player like Richards. Torts definitely had a hand in this…

  51. Little known fact about John Mitchell -he’s Jon Voight’s brother-in-law – he went to Orthodontics school with Tim Whatley – I just bought his car.

  52. and thank gretzky we didnt get richards. like he was gonna get us anywhere this year. good job slats. i wouldnt even sign him in the offseason. hes just getting older and will be drury #2. its a good day heads!

  53. Well think back to 1996 with Gretzky- the Rangers knew they could get him for nothing but money as a UFA, so he was traded to STL. The Rangers must know now that Richards will sign with them and only them on July 1 and if that’s the case then no reason to yield young assets for him. Sather stayed the course and hopefully we will all be rewarded for it.

  54. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    way to take one for the team linda, good luck tomorrow!

  55. linda, why take a day off for july 1st? dont u wanna wait as long as possible for potential bad news! ha j/k hun

  56. Rangers get Tom Sestito. 6’5″ 230 lb winger with 200+ PIM’s in minors, only 24 and has potential. Good move.

  57. Matthias – Belated, but LOL! I wish there was some way to get European News and stuff. The television media over there is so much more professional than the media here (the Bill O’Reillys – who is a Yankees fan – Nancy Graces, and John Buccigrosses of the world)

  58. “Rangers get Tom Sestito. 6’5” 230 lb winger with 200+ PIM’s in minors, only 24 and has potential. Good move.”

    Yeah sure sounds like a good move. When is this team going to get off of the big guys adding toughness to the team and realize they need skilled players who can actually score? There are plenty of tough guys on this team right now: Cally, Prust, Boyle, Dubi, Avery Sauer to name a few are all willing to go take a few punches for their teammates.

  59. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, I’d take this whole trade season (with multiple franchise-altering trades) with a boring deadline today over a non-existent trade season coupled with an exciting deadline day full of playoff rental trades.

  60. Well Slats didn’t make any huge moves, but he did give us four more months to endlessly speculate how the Rangers will make room to sign Brad Richards on July 1st!

  61. is stealing from McKenzie, like everybody else today, but McKenzie has admitted he was wrong … Sestito to Flyers.

  62. Doodie, but I always enjoyed rush I got from the frantic deadline days when there were 45 deals made and teams got all cranked up for the playoffs. Maybe it’s the newsman in me.

  63. John Mitchell traded for the Rangers 2011 7th round draft pick… Didn’t the Rangers already trade this draft pick at last year trade deadline day (along with Miika Wiikman) for Anders Erikson?

  64. What Joni Mitchell song should we listen to in honor of today’s barely active Trade Deadline?

  65. Weak deadline overall but remember McCabe filled the biggest need we had (Defenseman with a rocket from the point) that could realistically be filled this season without surrendering the motherlode. Could have pursued another scorer but it seems none were available and I wouldn’t have given what the Kings gave for Penner considering his cap hit next season.

    I think Richards signs with us on 7/1/11 regardless. Next season will be better with him and possibly Kreider and Thomas up from a talent perspective.

  66. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    incarceratedbob incarcerated bob
    Disappointed with the NHL Trade Deadline – Source had the Arnott trade / Missed on the Richards (Sather actually should have pulled trigger)


  67. i hope if anything, that anisimov starts scoring now. slats put alot of confidence in him. better start improving artie.

  68. since you asked, some appropriate Joni Mitchell titles:

    All I Want.
    Bad Dreams.
    Blue Boy.
    Dancin’ Clown.
    Don’t Go to Strangers (this might be the winner).
    Dr. Junk.
    Sweet Sucker Dance.
    Nothing Can Be Done.
    The Last Time I Saw Richard(s) (seriously, these are all legit titles).
    The Wizard of Is.

    There are a zillion of them.

  69. Rangers conference call around 4:30. Maybe Sather will shed some light on the day’s events. I’ll blog with live quotes and paraphrases.

  70. NYR — What if that was his pysch up song? I would not be excited to have him on any team affiliated with the Rangers. He obviously wouldn’t have a lot of jam.

  71. Great ones Carp!

    I will personally take the Janet Jackson and Q Tip song that sampled Joni Mitchell…

    Q-Tip: “Joni Mitchell Never lies.”

  72. Manfried – Neither would I! Carp is hilarious!!

    Miked – Yep. Byers wanted out of the organization after Grachev was recalled in the beginning of the season. We got Kolarik for him…

  73. Thanks oleosmirf! Hey Carp… Even though we’re all mostly east coaster’s on this site, “California” has to on the Joni Mitchell top 10 list!

  74. Did I get off topic? That would really expose my ADD since I started the silly topic. Sorry Carp.

  75. eddie eddie eddie on

    paved paradie and put up a parking lot…ooooooohhhh la la la la…or was that carole king???….Arnott?

  76. Your phone must be the HTC Hero……You must love the Jet Li film “Hero” (and so on and so forth into the eternal sunset that is hilarity).

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