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02-07-2012, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post
That's what bothers me. Richards has never been in shape. We traded a lanky and strong 6'2" 209 pound Simmonds and a 6'0" 196 pound Schenn for a 5'10" 185 pound player, who for some reason now, if he isn't scoring or throwing big hits, just isn't making a difference.

Reaper1097 and PJStock are both Flyer fans echoing my sentiments exactly. For some reason, he isn't the player he used to be and that is troubling considering his age, his size and his contract.

Considering the age, size and contract of the kids we gave is even more unsettling. Simmonds and Schenn are proving they are on the upside of there career and for some reason Richards, even at 26-27, is already looking to be on the downside.
Agree completely. By the time Richards is 28 or 29, his remaining contract will be a huge anchor tied to the neck of the next Kings GM. Meanwhile, Schenn and Simmonds will be in their prime and playing lights out in Philly. Thanks Deano.

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