Thread: Proposal: Mike Richards
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01-26-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
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.
He got to where he is by his exceptional hockey IQ and compete level. His skills for a top line forward are pretty average. He is NOT in any shape or form very talented if you're talking about technical or physical skills. Decent? Yes. Very talented? No.

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