Richard Durrett tracked down Brad Richards for a comment:
“The NHL is getting younger because of budgets and I would imagine if we were on the cusp of a Stanley Cup, things might be different,” said Richards via text. Richards led the Stars with 91 points last season. “I think Joe needs to see what these young guys can do and with the ownership problems, he has tough decisions concerning the budget.”
Check out the article for more quotes from Richards and Steve Ott.