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02-05-2013, 10:19 PM
Ollie Queen
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
Pretty much. Richards, Gaborik, and Nash are here to score. I don't care what they do besides that. They can eat puppies for all I care.

I would like to see more PP production but it's horribly coached. Gretzky in his prime couldn't produce on our PP.
Our offense is horrendous. Richards is playing with two of the best wingers and goal scorers in the world. Him having 7 points, a few of which were dumb luck does not satisfy my requirements for a #1C on the contract he's on playing with that kind of talent on his wings. He's been handed a DREAM opportunity, playing between those two guys and he has been MASSIVELY... MASSIVELY... MASSIVELY underwhelming. Having X number of points doesn't buy you a free pass. His job is to make the offense go. He gets paid to be the guy who can thread the needle and set these elite goal scorers up with opportunities. He has instead banging in a couple of rebounds and picked up a few points here and there while leading a completely flat, uninspired, ineffectual and plain bogus offense. He has better help than any center in the NHL could ask for, on his wings. He looks old, slow and uneffective. He's not creating. He's not assisting. He's not QBing. He's not leading. He's cashed in on a couple of opportune moments (like banging in a couple of rebounds on plays where Nash made everything happen). He hasn't done ANYTHING to warrant praise this season, despite being given a fantasy gig. And I have NO idea why he wears an A on this team besides having been Torts' golden boy almost a decade ago.

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