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06-11-2012, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
Simon gagne was driving me nuts last game. Seriously, Brad Richardson is much more effective at this point. I haven't looked at the rosters but I don't know what the coach sees in Gagne if he is playing again. Not that he is the reason the Kings have lost but he hasn't really contributed anything that I've seen.
Agree 100%.

The one glaring thing to me that we gave up when we swapped Gagne for Richardson was Richardson's board work on the forecheck and how fast he gains position. That kid's stick work and speed around the O-zone boards is missing BADLY. Yeah, Gagne has more natural skill in the open ice but Richardson's tenacious forecheck is sorely missed.

I dont like Gagne being in at this point. Not at all.

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