Thread: Speculation: Richards' future on the NYR
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07-03-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tjs252 View Post
I think the numbers thrown around to star players by teams up against the cap post CBA make Richards' retention next year possible if he returns to 90+ point form (not crazy if he'll be in a more open system with Nash and Zuccarello).
Sigh. Sorry to pull you out of the crowd but this has been bothering me for a while. Richards is not a "90+ point" guy. He's always been a 20-25 goal scorer. That's a given. He hit 91 points twice in 15 seasons. First in a powerplay-laden 2005 season while dishing the puck to prime Vinny Lecavalier and prime Martin St. Louis. Last in a 2009 season with James Neal and Louis Eriksson. That was Eriksson's career year.

I won't call those two seasons outliers because everyone has career years, but Richards has otherwise been a 60-70 point guy. 25 goals. 40 assists. And this in his youthful years. He's 33 now. Is Richards going to get 60-70 assists dishing the puck to Nash and Zuccarello? I'll eat my hat if he does.


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