The Offseason Thread, Part I
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05-11-2011, 12:29 AM
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yea thats true but i much rather have a younger player as a first line center. dont wanna rely on an only 34 year old player towards the end of his deal
. he will want 7 years at least. no thanks...
much rather have a 22-26 year old as the rangers first line center. pens caps flyers have that, why cant the rangers....
Because the Rangers picked Jessiman over Richards, and they didn't bottom out like the Pens and Caps. And for what it's worth, the Rangers center depth with Richards is much better than the Caps' center depth.
And Richards just turned 31. He's still in his prime. 7 years is not attractive, but it's worth the risk, considering no one in the system looks to be near the caliber of Richards - and we can't wait around for one of our centers to surprise us. That's not how winning in this league works. Adding Upshall/Jokinen/Fleischmann is redundant. None of them are 1st line caliber forwards, and just adds more "depth" or, in other terms, offensively limited 2nd line wingers. Richards is a premier center. He's the type of player you sign to fill the void.
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