Thread: Speculation: Mike Ribeiro
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12-01-2009, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
When I look at Brad Richards, I see 7.8 million dollars that could be saved in an attempt to get Kovalchuk. And that saddens.

I also see another center with a 7+ mil price tag who rarely if ever bests 25 goals. I legitimately dont see why we would trade assets for a guy payed at more than market price. Savard is better than Richards for christs sake.
Savard is not better then Richards. Not even close.

Savard has only been VERY successful in the post-lockout era.

Richards was successful in both the dead-puck era AND the post-lockout.

He's a hell of a hockey player, in every area of the game.

On a team that featured Lecavalier, St. Louis, and Prospal, among others Richards was the best player on the team.

Also, with the way Atlanta is constructed now and going forward, it's doubtful that Kovalchuk leaves Atlanta. He won't be available at the deadline with the team as good as it is now. And if they do go as far as they are capable of, he will not leave a place he has been very open about loving.

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