Thread: Proposal: Mike Richards
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01-26-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nki View Post
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.
First off wtf are you talking about. Do you really think he got to where he is by just being smart. No the guy is talented very talented . IMO he has no weakness at the NHL level, everything he does is good. The one thing he has never worked on was fitness or strength and conditioning which is an essential of the modern day athlete. His lack of fitness in this early season is a disgrace. He had no offseason surgeries this year for the first time in quite some time and had ample time to get in shape and workout. Many players who have dedicated themselves this offseason have hit the ground running, whereas mike is struggling on shifts that last longer than 30 seconds.

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