Thread: Confirmed with Link: Stars sign Michael Ryder (2 years, $3.5M)
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08-04-2011, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
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.
What intagibles does Benn possess? He's not particularly good defensively and doesn't share the puck at a high level. His instincts as far as where to be on the ice are sub-Ribeiro level. I do think he's tough minded and a hard player. He has the ability to create his own offense which is something very special. Very few players have that.

And I do expect him to improve. I would be overjoyed if he hit 70 points with his uptick in ice time this season.

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