Guite also goes 6ft, 1 and 211 lbs; a considerable size difference over Richardson. Not a bad move. Richardson is still a very young guy with, IMO, 2nd line potential if he can find his scoring touch. Let him go to Albany and get bigger minutes. Guite has been on a nice point streak in Albany and has NHL experience to boot.
With all do respect...you take your chances with Laaksonen clearing waivers. Richardson has been misused imo. Yeah, he'll get more playing time in the AHL, but there are less deserving players remaining on the team because of their one way contracts. Go give em hell in Albany Richie
Avs don't play for a few days and Richie is coming off an injury. Probably just trying to get Richardson's confidence up as well as let him work out the kinks with his injury. Hopefully he dominates and the Avs actually give him scoring line minutes with scoring line mates. Like I've mentioned, almost everytime he's been put on one of those lines he's been able to contribute offensively.
Because McCormick showed nothing when he came up here the first time. He just didn't seem to fit the first time around
I agree. He wasn't playing very aggressive and has generally seemed to regress over the years instead of getting better. I'm hoping he gets his hitting game on track and finds a way to score some gritty goals.
On another note, hopefully they give Richardson a ton of time in every situation, get his confidence up. When they recall him I'm hoping he'll finally get a chance to play some scoring line minutes.
McCormick had to clear waivers to go down and, unless I am mistaken, would have to clear re-entry to come back up. He may not be much but some teams with a lot of injuries or just looking for some depth could get him and leave the Avs with half the bill.