Brad Richards decided to sleep on it.

After visiting with several teams in Mississauga, Ont., on Friday and talking to more over the phone, the big fish in this year's free-agent market, center Brad Richards, decided he would take some time reconvene Saturday with his agent, Pat Morris, before deciding where he will continue his career.

Richards is believed to be fielding interest and long-term contract offers from the Rangers, Kings, Maple Leafs, Flames and Flyers. The Kings, Maple Leafs and Lightning made in-person pitches to Richards at Morris' office, Newport Sports Management Inc., but Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman told local reporters Friday evening that his team was no longer in the running.

Richards is expected to make his decision Saturday.