Thread: Proposal: Mike Richards
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01-26-2013, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
His play has been evolving. There aren't a lot of players out there that have the complete package like he does. If people are only looking at points, they're going to be disappointed. He's never going to be near a PPG like he was 1 year in Philly and especially not on a defensively oriented team like the Kings.

It's amazing to me how quickly some people here have forgotten about his play in the playoffs.
"Evolving" is a nice way to put it.

I agree it's not about points solely (although we do need him to contribute offensively). It's about his overall effectiveness. He can still make the occasional creative play in the offensive zone, and he gets off on killing penalties, but other than that he struggles.

I don't know how much of it is mental, and how much of it is physical, probably a combination of both.

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