Read: Brad Richards Is Poised For A Big Season

In an interview with the NY Times, Brad Richards said that he thinks having played a full season in New York will help him get to a higher level of play.

I believe having a year under my belt and getting used to New York, I will be able to start off well, especially with all the great help around me.

Richards made similar comments on break up day back in May.

He has been projected to have 75 points, 76 points, and return to being a point per game player.