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04-11-2013, 03:04 PM
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Richards has not been a good fit for us. He's not really developed any chemistry with any of our wingers whether Gaborik, Callahan, Nash, Hagelin or whoever and he's made a number of really ill advised plays--particularly this year. A lot of these are soft plays IMO--like he's trying to avoid getting hit instead of eating the play he tries to force something to happen. He came to the Rangers with the rep of being a 1st line center--a gamer who was at his best at the most critical times, as a forward who could run a pwp from the point. He's not been any of those things for us. He's kind of like the Messier we got back from Vancouver.

No doubt in my mind that Stepan is our top center.

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