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04-13-2011, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Revelation View Post
I really don't think Drury is a comparable to Richards. Drury's decline, while influenced by age, is largely due to how he plays the game IMO. I think if he wasn't out there being Hank's human shield on the PK night in and night out for years, his decline would have been far less dramatic. Still not worth $7M a year, but he was never worth that anyway, even in his prime.

Richards doesn't take the same amount of physical abuse that Drury does due to the different styles they have. Again, it is just my opinion, but I don't think Drury's situation is indicative of what we can reasonably expect from Richards. We shouldn't let the Drury contract make us gun shy about acquiring aging elite talent.
I think the only thing Brad Richards has in common with Chris Drury is personality.

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