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02-20-2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
Maybe Torts should stop putting Richards in spots to fail. I know he makes a lot of money and should be in all the go to situations in many people's minds, but he certainly should not be taking important faceoffs anymore. That would help Richards win half the battle. Less responsibility. Shortened training camp for a guy who was not playing during the lockout because he was heavily involved in the cba discussions. It has a lot to do with his slow start.
This is a reasonable argument. But who would you want taking the faceoffs? Halpern? Miller? The problem is, even in a diminished capacity, Richards is still probably the best two-way center on the roster.

It'd be awesome if we could ease his ice time as he (hopefully) gets his legs under him, but the dilemma then is, who?

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