Thread: Value of: B.Richards to Toronto
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03-06-2013, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by kihei View Post
I think we would be buying reputation, and ignoring present day reality. At 32 Richards' best years are behind him. Give Grabo a scoring winger, as Dark Knight suggests, and his production probably improves significantly. I know it's frustrating--you're right, #1 centres don't grow on trees--but this is the wrong guy at the wrong time.
Over the two previous seasons seasons,prior to this one, Richards has 143 points in 154 games. That's not exactly 5 years ago. Grabovski is not a pass first, playmaking center. Had he been, he would have been put with Kessel years ago. I'm not sure the scoring winger argument holds up.

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