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Puckgenius* 02-16-2013 05:39 PM

Mike Richards or Rod Brind A'mour?
 
In their primes who was better?

Kresnik 02-16-2013 05:51 PM

Rod Brind'Amour i think, Mike Richard's two ppg seasons are not much to show for, i think Rod had a longer prime. Mike Richards seems to decline heavily upfront.

Horseradish 02-16-2013 09:00 PM

Brind'amour was never THE go-to guy on his team, whereas Richards has been in two cities now, both of which were Stanley Cup Contenders. People are choosing (or are too young) to remember Brind'Amour as Captain of a Stanley Cup winner.

Not the fact that he was a second or third liner for most of his career. In Philly, as the primary scorer behind the Legion of Doom line, and in Carolina as an older veteran asked to play a strong two-way game.

He never played more than about 4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on a good team.

Mike Richards has already played 3-4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on very good teams. Last year was an anomaly, and the year Giroux broke out, Richards' last in Philly, he was relegated to a lesser role (but Giroux is one of the top-5 Cs in the league).

By the time it's all said and done, Richards will have a more impressive impact, assuming he stays healthy and plays well into his late 30s.

Four Boilermakers 02-16-2013 09:01 PM

If you vote for Richards, you are wrong. To the guy above, how was Richards ever the go-to guy in LA? What about Quick, Doughty, Kopitar, and Brown? All of those guys were ahead of Richards in LA in terms of impact.

TaLoN 02-16-2013 09:13 PM

Not a good comparison. Brind'Amour by 100 miles.

1rd 02-16-2013 09:20 PM

Brind A'mour

Novacane 02-16-2013 09:23 PM

Brindy.

SillyRabbit 02-16-2013 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
Brind'amour was never THE go-to guy on his team, whereas Richards has been in two cities now, both of which were Stanley Cup Contenders.

Brind'amour was the Captain of the Stanley Cup winning Carolina Hurricanes.

Richards was behind Pronger in Philadelphia, and they never won the Cup, while the Hurricanes did.

Richards is not the go-to guy in Los Angeles. He's behind Kopitar, Quick, Doughty and Brown.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
People are choosing (or are too young) to remember Brind'Amour as Captain of a Stanley Cup winner.

People are too young to remember 2006? How old do you think everyone on this forum is? 13?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
Not the fact that he was a second or third liner for most of his career. In Philly, as the primary scorer behind the Legion of Doom line, and in Carolina as an older veteran asked to play a strong two-way game.

As a "secondary offensive player", he scored seasons of 97, 87, and 86 points. He also had back to back 74 point seasons in the dead puck era ('97-'99).

As an "older veteran" in Carolina he scored 82 points in '06-'07.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
Mike Richards has already played 3-4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on very good teams. Last year was an anomaly, and the year Giroux broke out, Richards' last in Philly, he was relegated to a lesser role (but Giroux is one of the top-5 Cs in the league).

Richards has 2 PPG seasons. Brind'amour had 4, and 3 seasons of 70+.

Brind'amour was also superior defensively.

How you came to the conclusion that Brind'amour wasn't an impact first liner but Richards was is beyond me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
By the time it's all said and done, Richards will have a more impressive impact, assuming he stays healthy and plays well into his late 30s.

Well now it's clear that you haven't even read the OP. It clearly asks: who was the better player in their primes?

The answer is Brind'amour AINEC.

Evincar 02-16-2013 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
Brind'amour was never THE go-to guy on his team, whereas Richards has been in two cities now, both of which were Stanley Cup Contenders. People are choosing (or are too young) to remember Brind'Amour as Captain of a Stanley Cup winner.

Not the fact that he was a second or third liner for most of his career. In Philly, as the primary scorer behind the Legion of Doom line, and in Carolina as an older veteran asked to play a strong two-way game.

He never played more than about 4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on a good team.

Mike Richards has already played 3-4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on very good teams. Last year was an anomaly, and the year Giroux broke out, Richards' last in Philly, he was relegated to a lesser role (but Giroux is one of the top-5 Cs in the league).

By the time it's all said and done, Richards will have a more impressive impact, assuming he stays healthy and plays well into his late 30s.

Richards would have been the 2nd line C behind Lindros as well.

Richards would have been the 2nd line C behind Eric Staal as well.

Richards is LA's 2nd line C.

The answer here is Brind'Amour.

silkyjohnson50 02-16-2013 09:49 PM

Lol at Richards being the go to guy in LA.

Rod the Bod is the answer here.

Izzy 02-16-2013 09:54 PM

Rod.

Didn't see him play a whole lot though, just a game here and there plus youtube.

BROOKLYnKNIGHTS 02-17-2013 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horseradish (Post 59855191)
Brind'amour was never THE go-to guy on his team, whereas Richards has been in two cities now, both of which were Stanley Cup Contenders. People are choosing (or are too young) to remember Brind'Amour as Captain of a Stanley Cup winner.

Not the fact that he was a second or third liner for most of his career. In Philly, as the primary scorer behind the Legion of Doom line, and in Carolina as an older veteran asked to play a strong two-way game.

He never played more than about 4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on a good team.

Mike Richards has already played 3-4 seasons as an impact 1st liner on very good teams. Last year was an anomaly, and the year Giroux broke out, Richards' last in Philly, he was relegated to a lesser role (but Giroux is one of the top-5 Cs in the league).

By the time it's all said and done, Richards will have a more impressive impact, assuming he stays healthy and plays well into his late 30s.

Strongly debated without question. I look at Kopitar, Brown and Jeff Carter

tony d 02-17-2013 11:41 AM

Brindamour.

Phion Keneuf 02-17-2013 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaLoN (Post 59856313)
Not a good comparison. Brind'Amour by 100 miles.

This.

Oiled up* 02-17-2013 03:22 PM

Brind Amour
**** him for winning the cup against us though.

shadow1 02-18-2013 12:17 AM

Not even close.

Le Magnifique 66 02-18-2013 01:18 PM

Brind A'mour

ottawa 02-18-2013 01:57 PM

I love Richards but Rod quite easily here

um 02-18-2013 02:46 PM

why do you keep making these ****** polls

Paranoid Android 02-18-2013 06:29 PM

This is one case where nostalgia is very very right.

ryedog* 02-18-2013 06:32 PM

Quite easily Rod here.

Big Phil 02-19-2013 01:14 AM

Rod wins this one. Who wouldn't have been second fiddle to Lindros in Philly? We know Richards would have been too. BrindAmour was a fine complementary piece on that team. Honestly, I don't think if Richards or Brindy are your best players you are winning a Cup. In fact, both have won Cups and neither were the best forwards on the team. Staal was easily ahead of BrindAmour. Kopitar was ahead of Richards and Brown and Carter were at least his equal.

CM Lundqvist 02-19-2013 01:41 AM

Rod Brind'Amour is on a very small list of players who scored a point per game or better and won the Selke in the same season (2007) and he did it at the age of 36 YEARS OLD. He's had multiple point per game seasons and CAPTAINED the Canes to the 2006 Stanley Cup.

This is kind of an unfair thread to Mike Richards though. I can see why it was made, but Richards never had a chance in this one.

StandingCow 02-19-2013 02:08 AM

Not even close... Rod.

Bengui 02-22-2013 09:54 AM

It's Brind'Amour, not BrindA'mour.
(Brin d'amour = french for "strand of love")


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