Thread: Confirmed with Link: Stars sign Michael Ryder (2 years, $3.5M)
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08-04-2011, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by The Frugal Gourmet View Post
It's just honesty, really.

Benn scores about as many points/season as Morrow. Just because he shows flashes of brilliance does not suddenly make him a superstar for next season. He's a nice player, but he's a downgrade from Richards.
You're talking in the present tense about a 22 year old player as if that is what one should expect from him his entire career. If that were the case Brenden Morrow would be Rob Dimaio.

I'll take Benn's all-around defensive game, offensive game, and yes - intangibles, any day of the week over Richards.

Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
The over-hype is the Stars fault though not some fans on this random board.
I feel hype is a dirty word in this circumstance. The Stars have been forced to make some decisions and move forward based on those decisions. I don't think expecting things from a player who internal scouts and player development types believe to be a special player is hyping or over-hyping anything. He either will prove to be that or not. Comparing him to the face of the franchise for the last 15 years is unfair but not because of hockey reasons.

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