Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Jets 3/14/13 - Tort-O-Rella
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03-14-2013, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Heyoooo View Post
What else does Richards do?
Wins a faceoff once in a blue moon. Attempts to play a lick of defense. Tries to back check. Brings a minimal amount of leadership.

Granted, obviously none of those are ringing endorsements in themselves, but he's still more noticeable out there than Gaborik when they're both not producing offensively. Sure, a lot of that is positionally biased, but it's still something.

All this said, I'm not on board with trading Gaborik. At least not right now. Trading someone at the low is never a good idea. I just wish he was playing better. In the past, there were games when he'd have an extra jump in his stride where he was absolutely untouchable. On one of "those" nights, he was all over the ice. Unfortunately, I can't remember the last time we saw that. His biggest asset is his legs, and they haven't shown out this year. Without the legs, his shooting ability is wasted.

He needs to find whatever it is he used to have, and find it quickly.

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