Stephane Richer's career
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11-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
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As others have noted, had a good career with moments of greatness, but had the talent to be a lot more if not for his depression/mental health issues.
Was one of the most talented wingers of the late '80s/early '90s - had pretty much every skill imaginable. Great size, wicked shot, soft hands in close, could dangle defenders. Similar skillset to Todd Bertuzzi and actually looked a bit similar on the ice, only with a far harder shot but not the (occasional) mean streak.
Should have been a perennial 40-50 goal scorer.
One of the most ridiculous goals I've ever seen was by Richer, where he's getting pitchforked in front of the net with his legs being flipped over his head, and he's
still stickhandling while inverted
before ripping it by the goalie. Unfortunately I can't find it on youtube, maybe someone else can.
It's in the video in that great highlights package thread, about 4:40 in.
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