Trade Rumor Thread V: "Trade 40 Goal Scorer NBD" (3/8: Getzlaf re-signs)
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02-28-2013, 12:30 PM
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But you can't do it alone. Any PK can easily erase a one man PP.
You need three guys who can move the puck under pressure on the outside of the PK box. Tampa got Lecavalier, MSL and Stamkos + some decent PP players.
Richards was definitely a core piece of Tampa's PP when he was there. But he had Boyle next to him and Lecav down low. MSL had more of a marginal role on that PP. In Dallas Richards was THE core of their PP, but he had Zubov next to him and a very good playmaker down low in Mike Riberio to play keep away from the PK box with him.
Here in NY, if the PK box overloads on the left side, Richards just even remotely has a Boyle/Zubov who can relieve pressure of him. All a PK box has to do against us is overload on the right side and we can't handle it.
Personnel doesn't mean that Richards has to stand still at the blue line and pass back and forth until he can fire a one-timer into the goalies chest. He's supposed to move and dictate the rotation of the other players on the ice. If he stands still, they stand still. When they move, he makes lousy passes. He just doesn't have it anymore.
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