Richards: Lightning 'turned into a joke'
"The ownership was never intact all year. They had no budget to try and make the team better. Hockey got really bad. It went from a class organization to what turned into a joke. It was tough to see, tough."I remember when the Lightning came through Toronto on New Year's Day, there were an awful lot of long faces in the Tampa dressing room. Richards, in particular, was picked on a bit by the media horde, singled out for an ugly minus-23 rating.
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