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07-24-2011, 01:30 PM
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Wolski/Zuccarello are a near guarantee to fail on a line with Richards and Gaborik.

Richards' game revolves around puck control and cycling. Clearly, neither of Gaborik or Richards' strong points involve puck control and strength on the puck. You need a player like Fedotenko/Avery/Dubinsky on that line to do the dirty work, or the combination of Gaborik and Richards will ultimately fail, as Zuccarello/Wolski won't be able to draw 2 defenders at once with their board skills. Dubinsky/Fedotenko/Avery can do that, giving Richards the space to set up Gaborik between the net and circles.

Wolski has size, yes, but he's soft. He plays an uninspiring, perimeter game. He's not a fit on a line with two already "soft" players.

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