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04-23-2011, 07:42 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.
benefitting from circumstance? Eriksson was a 30 point player before Richards got there, then he turns into a 70 point player...thats called benefitting from Circumstance. This season only Stamkos and Henrik Sedin had more points by a center than Richards...Last season? Stamkos, Crosby, Backstrom & Sedin. Those are all elite players, and so is Brad Richards.

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