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04-23-2011, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by polako View Post
My argument against signing Brad Richards:

Before this season began, did anyone watch a Dallas game and think, 'man, i can't wait until Brad Richards becomes a FA, because could bring the NYR to the next level?"

For most, it was "no." He's benefiting from circumstance, as there are really no great FAs out there this summer. Last year, Kovalchuk was a different story; he was someone worth spending serious cash one. Richards, not so much.

Signing Richards is a repeat of the Gomez and Drury mistakes.
Except when did Gomez and Drury have 90+ point seasons. When did Gomez and Drury win a Conn Smythe? Richards has had 9 seasons with 60+ points, 6 seasons with 70+ points, and 2 seasons with 90+ points. If he had not been injured this year he could have had back to back 90 point seasons. He is at a much higher level than Gomez or Drury.

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