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01-28-2013, 12:17 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rancho Santa Margari
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Richards is overrated. He's a glorified 2C because he cherry picks on the PK for shorthanded goals and occasionally he hits people.
Hi Ron. I'm going to disagree with you on the cherry picking part. I think he aggressively follows through with his checks on players who shoot from the point during the PP and creates opportunities so it throws players off and makes them vulnerable. See the "the Shift" and also the hit on Burrows in the playoffs. While we were not on a PP against the Casucks, it is the same mentality. Vancouver had an empty net and Burrows was not expecting it. Even Fox recognizes it in his commentary at 1:04.
I guess my point is, I don't see him as a cherry picker. Just part of the PK that creates opps.
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