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Stars Players Inquiry Thread (Fantasy and Otherwise)

With the various inquiries spread across several threads thought this would probably be a place to consolidate them. So ask away inquirers! Here are the answers so far to other inquiries (as of preseason)...

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what do you guys expect from Neal this year?

Quite a bit if he plays the full season with Richards and Eriksson. He needs to at least match his goal totals from last year while improving his defensive play. It would make since for Crawford to play them against the other team's top line with Ribeiro's group probably drawing the checking line from the opposition.
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What are the forward groups looking like?
Morrow-Ribeiro-Benn
Neal-Richards-Eriksson
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How is Brad Richards looking?
Apparently Richards is healthy for the first time since being acquired from Tampa. In '08 he had mono and then last year he had shoulder issues, a broken wrist, and a broken hand.

He is looking awesome. Healthy yes and playing with heart yes.
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How bout Morrow? Healthy and back to his usual 70 point self while racking up the PIMs?

I know a knee injury is quite different from a wrist injury, but part of what makes Morrow Morrow is that he is somewhat of a freak of nature. He was lost for half the season in 06-07 when his wrist got slashed by a skate blade, and he came back and had a career year in 07-08. He has been more judicious with his PIMs over the last few years...so I'd say he's safe to be around 100, but not up in the 130's, or 180's like a few years ago. But hey, he was on pace for over 220 in his very shortened season last year, but I can't imagine he'd keep that up for a whole season while playing on the first line.
Personally I think if Ribs and Morrow find their chemistry again, which hasn't quite taken hold yet, I would expect Morrow to have 25-35 goals and around 40 assists, so yea around 70 pts.

Sorry guys didn't quote individual respondents for credit for who gave what answer, because frankly I'm too lazy.


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