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01-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by StevensCakeBakerBacker View Post
That's a pretty simplistic view...

I'm sure the only reason why LA won the cup was because of Richards. Hell, if Richards would have been traded to Florida I bet they would have won the Cup instead of LA.

The Bryz contract is what it is, and if he doesn't work out his contract will be bought out. So, that's not really a problem. Also, the Carter/Richards trades weren't based on the creating ability to sign Bryz.
Didn't say he was the single reason they won, he was a reason. Leadership can do wonderful things. A guy like Richards doesn't only put up points and plays defense. He helps give a team an identity. I was just stating recent bad moves didn't make any correlation to them. I think philly was a hell of a team a few years back, that could've kept pushing for a cup for multiple years. Could have gotten stronger goaltending some other way.

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