Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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02-24-2013, 08:46 PM
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trilobyte
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Originally Posted by alvesNYR View Post
Playing ~20 minutes a game, not giving your all on every shift, won't get you in game shape after 17 games...

You have to be ready physically going in to game #1. Instead, he's playing catch-up and it's not easy when you're on the wrong side of 30. I'm not saying he's an old man, because he isn't. But when you age, you need to step up your exercise and diet, and do more strength training. I remember people saying right before he signed here that he takes his training very seriously... it doesn't look that way. The guy should have been on the bike, doing squats, deadlifts, w/e the hell he needed to do, way before the season began.

He did not prepare himself physically for the season, which is evident. He looks especially out of shape.
I do not disagree completely. Let's say he is not sufficiently fit. What I am pointing out is not his speed, I am talking about a guy standing there and not moving. That's from the head, nothing to do with being in shape.

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