I do feel bad for Richards though. If Zherdev plays lazy and Carcillo plays like Carcillo, that line is gonna suck
It makes me ill to see Carcillo in the top 6 - particularly when he, Betts and Lappy made the best 4th line in the league. Unfortunately, he's probably going to see far more time there than he should. If Richie has Zherdev and Carcillo as his wings, kiss his stats goodbye.
Richards always makes his line mates play well. I think we will like the Zherdev deal he wil be alright.
Carcillo played on the Richards line for more then half the season last year. He only managed 22 points. Zherdev isnt bad, but he is a lazy player. If he plays lazy (like he ussually does) and Carcillo plays dumb (like he ussually does) that line is going to be terrible. Riche is gonna do to much and maybe it will even lead to him becoming hurt (as in pulling something or things along that nature).