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01-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
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every year he looks worst and worst. He has no dedication to his body or the game in the off-season. He is notoroius for not working hard in practice or off the ice. Before he got away with it because of his smarts and skill but as time goes by its going to catch up to him.
I wish he would get his stuff together and actually dedicate himself to the game. He could be a top 10 center in the league with some work ethic.
Mike Richards doesn't have the tools to be a top 10 center in the league. He is smallish, was never particularly fast, and never particularly skilled (at least not for a top 10 center). His game is all about outcompeting everyone and hockey IQ. No amount of fitness and nutrition gurus and dedication could turn Mike Richards into a top 10 center in the league. He just doesn't have the tools for that. And points are never going to be his game, not to mention 50 points on the Kings is probably more like 60-65 on the Flyers. He is just a player that does everything for his team to win combined with his hockey IQ that's what makes him special, his contribution will never be properly reflected with stats.
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