Rangers are playing defensive hockey and are first in the league. Richards contributes to that defensive style and he's only been slumping offensively the past month or so. He was fine the first few months of the season. If I am going into the playoffs this year I'd rather have Richards on my team than Connolly or Bozak for sure. And it would be close between him and Grabovski. Decisions obviously become more difficult with contracts brought into play.
Richards has 62 points in 63 career playoff games
Wow, I also didn't know about Connolly and his shot blocking. He just positions himself well. I only remember him sliding to block a shot once or twice or so. Good for him though.