Read: Brad Richards Is Working Out With Marty St. Louis/How Long He Spoke With Alain Vigneault

Claude Giroux, Sergei Bobrovsky, Brad RichardsPierre LeBrun writes at ESPN.com that he isn’t surprised by the Rangers decision to hold onto Richards and that he has been working out with Marty St. Louis in Connecticut.

LeBrun, who spoke with Richards earlier in the week, said that Richards sounded like “a man hell bent on proving to people he’s still an elite player.”

LeBrun also notes that when Richards and Alain Vigneault spoke, the conversation lasted for 90 minutes.

Both Steve Zipay, at Newsday, and Carp at Rangers Report, think that the Rangers should have bought Richards out with Zipay wondering how much Richards has left and Carp wonders if the Rangers would send Richards home to preserve his health if he doesn’t bounce back.

THIS SECTION is all about Richards and the potential buyout.

More than half of the readers polled think that the Rangers made the right move by keeping Richards.