Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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03-27-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
If he does indeed turn it on . I'll be first one to jump on the bandwagon . I thought he sucked most of last year . Obviously he had some Broadway brad moments but overall was underwhelming . Now that Torts has either woken up to the idea that getting Richie going is not the prime directive of the team or is being mandated by Slats to play him down / less minutes will be the most telling tale .
I even liked him in a shooting role versus playmaking role on PP last night . Brad when he shoots can wire the puck . The minute he shoots more like last night will open up his original style which is playmaker .
He is playing tentatively, but he also needs wingers who can support him correctly. In TB he played and thrived with grinders. In Dallas, he played with a young Benn and Eriksson who were growing into themselves and could both skate well. Kreider? Callahan? Those would be his ideal wingers. Guys who can bang in the corners and retrieve pucks.

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