Thread: News Article: Richards Being Wasted
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11-08-2010, 01:04 PM
Andrew Knoll
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I am not buying this as a waste of his abilities, the only thing I do see maybe going on with Richards is that he is so bankable that Laviolette often has a sort of throwaway offensive player on his line or is willing to let him anchor an average defensive line against a team's second or third line.

Those are not wastes as much as compromises, really, if he used him as a shutdown guy one could argue he's squandering his offensive talents, if he used him on a line Briere and Zherdev, for example, one could argue his defensive talents would be underutilized.

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