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Quotable: Nieuwendyk on Richards negotiations

Here’s a quote from Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk as he met with the media during the first intermission to talk about the Trevor Daley contract extension. Nieuwendyk said he had been given the OK by lenders to talk to key unrestricted free agents like Daley and Brad Richards and with Daley done, the attention now moves to Richards.

"We’ve been given the authority to talk to both those players that we have,” Nieuwendyk said. “It went rather smoothly with Trevor, who I think is an important part to our defense crew, and now we’ll switch our attention to Brad. … I want to sign Brad Richards and we’re going to do what we can to make that happen.”