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04-13-2013, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by First Man In View Post
Take a look at Gaborik's goal tonight for example, look how fast he was, and to score a goal with 1 hand? Tortorella drove him bananas, I don't blame Gabs for leaving, so happy he's far away from him. If you're not an American or Canadian, you're welcome to join Tort's doghouse, even if you're oozing skill and 40 goal ability. Richards is 2x worse than Gaborik defensively, has no speed whatsoever, and dogs it in 2/3 zones on the ice. What constitutes having Richards around? He's an albatross who used his reputation to handcuff the Rangers into shelling out 12 lemons for him this season...for what? A 54 point pace in 82 games? He's *******, pardon my language. 0 respect for him, unless ofcourse an undisclosed concussion is diagnosed in the off-season. He's a shell of a 1st line center. Only thing he really has left is his heavy shot. Gaborik was not the problem on this roster. You have a guy who made 300 grand more than him on his line (who scores less than he does) and a 6.667 albatross who is softer than Doo Doo. What do you expect? Nash doesn't like to pass the puck, Richards can barely do that without falling down 3 times. But Gaborik is the odd man out because he is from Slovakia, and Tortsy no likey.
You can't move Richards albatross contract in a trade, especially considering he has no reason to play those last three fake years of it, which would cause a big cap hit when he does in fact retire. He will be bought out either this summer or next summer.

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