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02-10-2013, 06:18 PM
The Nightman Cometh
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chester, UK
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Let's not forget Richards had a major concussion last season and wasn't the same afterwards.
This is flat out false. They don't even make the playoffs if he isn't their offense until December, when he gets concussed. Just like they also don't even make the playoffs without Carter.
He had 18 points in 24 games by December 1st. Stamkos he was not. How many more points did he score than Simmonds or Schenn would have? Can't be many. It's arguable that the trade itself kicked LA up the rear end and got them playing rather than Richards himself coming in.
Don't get me wrong, I love Richie but it was a damn fine trade. They wouldn't admit it publicly, but deep down I think LA would do a takeback. Columbus certainly would.
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