Thread: Player Discussion: John Moore
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04-04-2013, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Matt4776 View Post

That being said, if we do choose to wait till 2014 to buyout Richie, then I don't think we need to trade for a C at all. I think Miller would be ready by then with Nieves/Lindberg taking the 3/4 spots.
In what universe does Miller look like a projected top 6 center right now, let alone a replacement for Richards, one of the top playmakers in the league? Before you point to Richards poor start, let's remember he looks much better as of late and has 6pts in his last 6 games. If anything, the emergence of Stepan and acquisition of Brassard makes Richards look a bit more expendable. However, should this team make the playoffs, Richards will need to be a key player in any kind of run.

To get back on topic, I liked what I saw from Moore last night. Smooth skater who is competent defensively and has a nice first pass. His type of presence on the bottom pairing was sorely missed all year.

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