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10-03-2011, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolskii View Post
No but its inaccurate. Hes suggesting through his writing that players like Gaborik and Richards are comparable to Redden Gomez and Drury.

Richards has yet to play a regular season game in a Rangers uni but his history is much different from the other three. Signing a goalscorer who finished 5th in the NHL the year he was signed is hardly throwing money at the problem, they are smart free agent acquisitions thus using available cap space to fix a problem, rather then "buying" our way to a cup as has been the long stigma attached with this team.
I agree Gaborik and Richards are in a different class than Redden, Gomez, and Drury, but those mistakes still loom large for some of these analysts. I think Melrose wants to see Richards prove it on the ice before he can declare him as a free agent success story. I don't think he's wrong in that regard. We all have high expectations for this team and he's just wondering if those expectations will be met.

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