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07-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York City
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No. It's a bunch of garbage. Metrics do not work in the NHL, as it is much more of a team game than an individual game compared to baseball (where they work very well).
As a Stars fan I can tell you that Richards is not the best defensively, Gaborik and Richards will see a lot of goals against unless they have a very good defensive winger. Eriksson was Richards and Neal's stopgap defensively on that line, allowing them to get up the ice quicker while he did his magic. I don't see a winger like that on the Rangers line up, so hopefully the better D and Lundy will even it out.
But be ready to not be amazed by Richards' defensive game. Especially on the point where he'll cough up the puck and be responsible for a few SHG a season.
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