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06-20-2006, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbop
On Richter -- I am not so sure I agree. He almost made the team several years ago as a young player. He's had several seasons of seasoning -- important to a defenseman -- playing in top euro and soviet leagues. Most importantly I assume he has been extensively scouted. Someone obviously thinks he meets your second criteria.
I have no doubt that someone see's something there, I just don't know if I agree with it.

Richter almost made a team that ended up finishing out of the playoffs. And we have to be careful with the almosts because there are a lot of "almost" NHL players out there.

Again I just don't see what he brings to the table for a team that is supposed to be getting better. Maybe on a team like the Rangers were last year, but this is a year where there are some good options to compliment the wave of kids who debuted last season.

As funny as it sounds that year makes a difference.

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