Brad Richards is happy in his new home and happy with his decision this summer to leave the Stars.

That doesn't mean he didn't like Dallas, it's just that the Stars weren't offering what the Rangers were -- and that doesn't just mean a nine-year contract worth $60 million.

"Where they were at the time, there was just so much uncertainty, and I had been through that before," he said of a shaky ownership situation that led to his departure from the Tampa Bay Lightning in the trade that brought him to the Stars. "I'm happy to be here with an orginal six team. There's great tradition here."