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12-26-2012, 05:27 PM
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I'm not saying he should or shouldn't have been named number one, but I do recall watching Richards back in his draft year and thinking the guy had an amazing compete level. I didn't think he'd be as good as he is in the NHL (I figured he'd be an ideal 3rd line centre who could chip in as a poor man's 2nd liner), but he was a treat to watch in Kitchener.

I recall him taking on Corey Perry in a playoff fight and giving him a good run. Richards was all heart on the sleeve back then. He's not quite that now, but he's still a heck of a competitor and it's why he's my favorite King and favorite NHLer.

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