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01-24-2013, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by I Am Ziggy Palffy View Post
After watching Mike Richards for a season now, I'm still not sure exactly what he's great at.

I loved the trade when it happened, but that was entirely based on reputation alone from his PHI days, not on observation or knowledge. He seems to have great instincts, which usually leads to nice positioning..but that usually leads to nothing b/c of a lack of other skills/size. So again, what exactly makes Mike Richards so great? Please inform.
I think that got ballooned when he had a break out season in 2007-08. He was never supposed to be a real top-line player. He wasn't even really always used that way once the Flyers got Briere back for a full season. He should be around 55 points for most of the rest of his career, pivoting between 2nd and 3rd line.

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