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01-16-2012, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
People had the same tunnel-vision, short-sighted, judgment of Gaborik last year. The rest of his career was irrelevant. TRADE THE BUM!

What have we seen, how about 6 game-winning goals?
There's a difference. Richards was signed for 9 years. Gaborik, 5. Gaborik was still in his 20's when he had his "down year". Richards is having a down year in year 1 of 9. Considering his contract starts at 31, it should be disconcerting that he is not living up to his point expectations in just his first year. What does that bode for year 5 when he is 36? What about year 7 at 38?

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