Thread: Line Combos: Predictions for 2011-12 Roster
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06-05-2011, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Zuccarello Awesome View Post
NO. IT ISN'T! GO BACK TO NHL 11. THE POINT OF GETTING RICHARDS IS THAT WE'VE NEEDED A LEGITIMATE 1ST LINE CENTER FOR OVER A DECADE. THE POINT OF GETTING RICHARDS IS THAT HE MAKES US A BETTER TEAM. THE POINT OF GETTING RICHARDS IS THAT HE IMPROVES OUR POWERPLAY. THE POINT OF GETTING RICHARDS IS THAT HE'S THE BEST OPTION AVAILABLE AND WE DON'T HAVE TO LOSE ANY ASSETS EXCEPT MAYBE A DRAFT PICK IF WE DEAL FOR HIS RIGHTS BEFORE JULY 1ST! Gaborik has scored without an elite centerman before now, and he will in the future. Gaborik may not be in the teams short-term plans, let alone long-term. We're not signing Richards for Gaborik. Get this out of your head. It is complete hogwash.
41,42,57,53,68,45,33.67,49 those are just a few of richards' assist totals over his career. 28 is richards' career high in goals. He's clearly a playmaker, and needs someone to feed. Gaborik is very much in this teams long term plans, which is probably why he's signed for another 3 years. Richards isn't being brought in to score 40 goals and lead the team to a cup by himself, he's being brought in to take some of the load off and feed gaborik,Richards is very much being signed for gaborik, to get him back to superstar production as well as to upgrade the powerplay drastically amongst other things. But don't play it off like gaborik doesn't factor in here, Richards is just one part.

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