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Line Predictions (2009/10 Season)
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07-23-2009, 11:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Richards is an upper Echelon player in the NHL, even if he played with traditionally point challenged guys like Lapperiere, Asham and Carcillo, he would still put up points on special teams and most likely play the gravely important opening and closing minutes of each period with Gagne or Briere or Giroux, depending who is not playing well at the time. Also, Richie would have the opportunity to play against Line 1 or 2, which is most likely not be as defensively responsible and perhaps play against third pairing defensemen as the top pair rests for Carter's line.
In the event that the other coach puts out his top or second pairing, I am fairly confident that a line of Asham/Carcillo-Richards-Lapperiere would cycle the puck, wear down opponents, and chip in some goals or at least draw penalties for our potent PowerPlay to do work.
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