Let’s start here because this was the big topic, obviously. Brad Richards knows he’s being bought out. He’s a smart guy and a pro. John Tortorella talked about Richards, but wouldn’t answer a question about whether his long-time friend would be back. The video is above, but this audio clip is the entire Tortorella presser.
The news: Marc Staal said his eye and vision will never be 100 percent, but is sure it will heal enough for him to be the player he was before the injury. Ryane Clowe wouldn’t say that he suffered a concussion, but obviously he did. Darroll Powe said he suffered a second concussion. Anton Stralman said his injury was a fracture in the face and a separated shoulder. Rick Nash was asked how he rated his playoff performance and said “good” and when the question was repeated for clarity, he said “good” again. Brian Boyle said “I sucked all year; I let myself down, let my teammates down, let the organization down.”
Henrik Lundqvist tap-danced around question about the final year of his contract.
More interviews, video, and info to follow.