Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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04-11-2013, 01:47 PM
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Brian Boyle's game, TOI and toothpaste choice is scrutinized yet Richards had a clunker last night and he somehow is not receiving any attention. Gaborik drew a huge amount of attention here for his poor play this season and Richie has been able to avoid a huge amount of criticism which is baffling considering his play, pay and pedigree. He looked like he was coming around before Kaleta nearly broke his neck and a couple of games after the trade but last night was horrendous. He has had far too many games like that this year, too. In OT, he was the 3rd forward pairing used by Torts...Stepan-Nash, Brassard-Cally, Richards-Haggy. Speaks volumes, no?

Carp was even harsher:

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Brad Richards. Oof. It’s tough to watch as he struggles to skate, to stay on his feet, as he spins from hits and throws the puck away. Ironically, his blind drop pass to nobody led to the momentum swing, because it led to Michael Del Zotto’s penalty, which led to a good kill that got the Garden cheering, and a momentum swing. But Richards, man. At least when we saw Chris Drury decline this quickly, he would win a draw, kill a penalty, block a shot or take a hit to move the puck.

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