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02-08-2011, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RussianRangersFan View Post
Regarding Richards, maybe I didn't see this earlier in the year but why does he want out of Dallas? They have a great offensive top six/nine, and a damn good goaltender in Keri (who has his injury problems but none the less). Their defense I don't know enough about and is probably their weakness.

The only reasons i see him wanting to come to NY is playing for his old coach and living in NYC. How are we, overall, a better team with richards than dallas with richards? I feel it is close, but if that's the case why come here?
you have a point.

There's no guarantee that 1) he gets to UFA ststus and 2) he signs with us.

With the salary cap problems that we are going to have this summer (Redden and Drury plus re-signing our RFA's) the odds are actually stacked against us even being able to sign him.

I'd prefer Richards to Spezza, but that's just because Richards knows Torts system and has excelled under it.

However, Spezza is the better offensive player and the fact that he is so underrated on this board is kind of surprising.

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