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07-05-2011, 04:41 PM
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Did you realize: The NHL's closest current player to Bobby Clarke is now a King!

I wasn't overly familiar with MR before the trade.

I just knew he was a leader and very good player for Philly, but few specifics.

But I been a' readin' lately.
Lotsa' stuff out there to read about the dude, and I've only just scratched the surface.
Whoa.
Whoa again.

If Brayden Schenn doesn't turn out to be an outright star, Paul Holmgren will be lynched.

Teams just don't normally trade such a player at age 26.

Mike Richards is a lot like Clarke, perhaps minus the most extreme parts of BC's meanness & dirtyness?
Although I am not even quite sure about that.

But the skill, speed, agressiveness, defensive prowess, creativity and
leadership ability, and balls, are definitely there, in spades.

Flyer fans thought so too...

http://*******************/articles/...by-clarke-mold

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ycn-8361017

http://www.theroyalhalf.com/2011-art...d-or-evil.html

http://www.suite101.com/content/mike...-clarke-a99759

and an early Junior Hockey article where he is compared to both Clarke and Doug Gilmour:

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...mike_richards/

Afte reading that last article, I'm thinkin' maybe we should bring back Petr Kanko. (!!??)

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