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01-07-2013, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by S3rkie View Post
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.
Your point still doesn't make sense. Teams trade players for a multitude of reasons and you're looking at the Richards trade in a vacuum. Richards and the team had problems, so the team fixed it.

So, if Philly wins a cup in the next 10 years does that make the Richards trade good? Or does it depend on the stats of Schenn/Grossman/Simmonds?

The biggest reason why Philly took a step back was because of the injury to Pronger. Richards leaving may have benefited the team more than it hurt it, regardless of success he experiences elsewhere.

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