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02-21-2013, 11:57 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
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Ugh, and now there is a "Value of: Brad Richards" thread on the trade forum. Can we get off this guy already? See my post there if you want to see how upset I am with everyone here. Wait, I'll copy and paste it for you to read in case. This was directed to one of our fans who claimed Richards sucked the entire second half of last season...
You mean when Richards had 22 points (7g 15a) in 17 games in March? Or when he lead the Rangers with 15 points in the post season scoring pivotal goals to advance the Rangers to the Conference Finals?
This thread has "What have you done for me lately" written all over it. To say he sucked the second half of last season is delusional.
He had 39 points in the last 41 games he played in 11-12, including the playoffs.
And that's when you WANT him to perform. He was big for us March -- May and you said was bad in the second half?
He's had a rough start to this season. I get it. But outside of Lundqvist, he was the biggest reason we got to the Conference Finals.
And yes, 16 games in a spectrum of 870 games is a SMALL sample
Nobody said he was bad the second half of last year. He finished strong last year. He was, however, mediocre to bad for the first 60 games of last year. If he's gonna be awesome 20 games a year, believe me, I'm thrilled he's picking the last 20 games instead of say, the first, but the bottom line is he hasn't played well for like 70% of the games he's played as a Ranger. People say "he'll get it together," well, if him getting it together is playing well for a quarter of the regular season, I think I'll pass. I hope he's great in the playoffs again. But if our #1 center is going to play bad for most of the season, counting on even getting there is a dangerous thing to count on.
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