Richards should shoot the puck, shooting the puck opens up the pass as much as trying to pass opens up the shot. Giroux should take some lessons. What Richards should focus on not doing is the stooopid cross-ice pass, he gets picked off too much especially on the PP.
I must be the odd man out thinking he passes TOO much.
The guy can score. Sometimes he forces it to set up someone when he could just as easily shoot it and generate a rebound. And with Versteeg's recent goals this is LOL worthy.
On 2 on 1s is the only time he shows a little greed. Otherwise he is a saint of a captain making everyone else around him better and upping their production. I'm glad he does. Too much selflessness is a bad thing. Captain should have a little scoring swagger and take some shots.
Most goalies cheat a lil on 2-1's. Maybe he is seeing a little more net to shoot at, and likes his chances of scoring better than his chances of completing a pass, the player getting a good shot on, and the goalie not making a save on a shot he is clearly already anticipating.
This thread is pretty rediculous. Pretty much every goal that Versteeg has scored since being here, has been gift wrapped by Richards. And before the trade, I didn't blame him for not passing to Nodl considering his proven track record of sucking when it seems almost impossible not to score.