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Eric Staal Vs. Mike Richards

View Poll Results: Which center is better?
Staal by a decent margin. 10 8.77%
Staal by a little. 25 21.93%
Push. 16 14.04%
Richards by a little. 39 34.21%
Richards by a decent margin. 24 21.05%
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01-21-2009, 07:06 PM
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Eric Staal Vs. Mike Richards

Since Getzlaf destroyed Staal in a recent poll, I'd assume he'd at least beat Richards right now. Kinda wondering who wins though between Staal and Richards. Now and in the future.

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01-21-2009, 07:12 PM
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Richards, better overall player and better leader.

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01-21-2009, 07:15 PM
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Richards. Better all-around player

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Richards is the better all around player but Staal is the better offensive threat. I don't know I think its a wash.

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01-21-2009, 07:28 PM
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Staal bigger offensive threat
Richards better overall player

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01-21-2009, 07:43 PM
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Richards by a little.

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01-21-2009, 07:46 PM
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Please don't make any Eric Staal polls this year. He's having an off year (eventhough he scored his 20th last night). He's not gonna any of these top guys from his draft. So basically we can cross off the Parise and Vanek polls too.

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01-21-2009, 07:55 PM
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Voted push. I like Richards more though, he brings it all.

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01-21-2009, 07:56 PM
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Good poll.

Richards brings better defensive play, but I'll go Staal here.

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01-21-2009, 08:50 PM
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Staal by a bit, he's actually been pretty good in his own end this season, and played damn good against Crosby last night.

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I think some people might be confusing "better overall" with "well rounded." It's pretty close for me, I think people just associate leadership with defense and doing the small things right, and they rarely think of the pure offensive finesse players as great leaders even if they are awesome leaders.

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01-22-2009, 12:16 AM
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Probably Richards right now, but I think Staal will be more of an impact player going forward.

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01-22-2009, 12:25 AM
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Richards is great, but Philly's also having a terrific season. I'll take Staal easily.

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01-22-2009, 12:32 AM
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Richards by a bit, Staal has a lot more offensive talent but I don't see the great two way play or leadership that a franchise forward SHOULD have

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01-22-2009, 12:48 AM
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It's close but I would probably go with Staal for the simple reason that he's won a cup and was instrumental in that cup win. That goes a long ways in my book.

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Richards because he's a more complete player.

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It's close but I would probably go with Staal for the simple reason that he's won a cup and was instrumental in that cup win. That goes a long ways in my book.
but I don't think they would have had a chance to win it without a player like Brindy

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01-22-2009, 07:36 AM
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Staal without a moments thought.

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Give me Richards now and future

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01-22-2009, 08:05 AM
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Staal by a little.

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01-22-2009, 09:22 AM
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Richards,love the kids style of play

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Richards. Intangibles!

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Richards by a little. Staal has regressed since 05-06 (or maybe his team has around him), though I like his durability.

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Richards is better rounded

Give me him

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Until Staal proves that his 100 point season wasn't just a fluke, I'm not sold on him being a 100 point player year in and year out. Not saying that he isn't a terrific playmaker and a great goalscorer, I just think that he will settle in around the 70-90 point mark every year (he has got to pick it up this year haha).

Thats also the range that I expect Richards to be year in and year out, and like others have alluded to, Richards intangibles give him the nod. Both are great franchise centers however.

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