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04-30-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
I don't know if it's just the concussion, or a combo of all his injuries, but Richards just doesn't seem to play with the same level of tenacity that he used to. It could be a conscious decision that he made to ensure that he can try to stay as healthy as possible, or it could be that he's just breaking down earlier than most. I really hope it's not the latter, because it would be a shame to see his career end earlier as a result of playing nothing short of balls to the wall for the first 5-6 years of his career.
Yeah, could be. I go back to the concussion because that seems to be the most obvious turning point. He was dominant on the Kings and basically their offense until he got the concussion. He hasn't returned to form since. It just strikes me as a very convenient correlation.

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