What needs to be done this offseason?
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04-23-2011, 07:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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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.
To be fair, one is a goal scorer, the other is a playmaker.
Also, Kovalchuk played in 81 games and managed 60 points. Richards played in 9 less games and still managed 17 more points.
Another thing, Drury never got 70 points. Gomez has but that was only due to him having one stellar season. 70 points for Richards, when healthy, isn't out of the question.
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