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#1 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

He looks like he's on his way out of NY, he could add offense and we all know rags pressure is a key element for his short comings. What say you?
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

I think Torts is the one leaving NY, not Richards. That said, I would love to add this guy to our roster.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

I'd take him for several reasons, one of which is my fantasy that he comes here and tears it up.. Then you'll have all those Rags fans, who raced out and got Richards jerseys/shirts before his first game, even more pissed off that they can never again wear them
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

Too soft...


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

He's currently a fourth liner on a team with forward depth that's about as good as the Devils, perhaps less so.  And this is under a coach that you would think be inclined to give him every chance to succeed.  The word is that he's lost speed and lower body strength in a big way. 

 

I'll look to add anyone if the price is right though. 


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

He's currently a fourth liner on a team with forward depth that's about as good as the Devils, perhaps less so.  And this is under a coach that you would think be inclined to give him every chance to succeed.  The word is that he's lost speed and lower body strength in a big way. 

 

I'll look to add anyone if the price is right though. 

 

Yeah.. Just like Gaborik lost speed and strength.. and Nash will in a year or two.. and whichever next bigshot FA the Rags sign..

 

Richards is a Conn Smythe winner, I'd love to have him.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

he'd be my plan d. the two strengths of the devils (at least in numbers) are defense and centers.

 

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all these guys either are centers or can play the position more than adequately.

 

i saw absolutely nothing from richards this year that shows me he's all that good anymore and last year he was just as much a passenger as anything.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

There are always teams who need centers more.  Richards is a Conn Smythe winner who's 33 and entering the downside of his career.  He's not done, but he's nearing done, and if he sucks on the power play, he's really not going to provide too much.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

One bad season does not ruin your career. Let's see if he works hard in the off season to get his game back. Giving him a one year contract carries no risk. Our centers can be moved up and down all of our lines so it is not a big deal and JoJo can just play wing.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

Richards for less than 3 million per.  2 year deal max.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

Someone will offer him a better contract than Lou ever would and I'm fine with that.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

Richards for less than 3 million per.  2 year deal max.

 

This. ^^^


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

he'd be my plan d.

 

So, this just put a question in my mind.  When Lou announces that he's been forced to turn to his Plan B...when that clearly also fails, why does he never announce that now, he must turn to Plan C? It always stops at Plan B. 


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

I would pass on Richards.  He is not fast and is on the wrong side of 30, both of which we already have plenty of in our lineup.  At a much reduced salary, he could be an ok player, but I don't think he fits into our needs at this point.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Apparently torts left msg after talk with sat her. Too bad, loved watching him ruin the rags.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

The guy disappeared this year, a healthy scratch tonight in the playoffs lol

I feel like if the rags could have gotten rid of him they would have- doesn't he have a contract that's tough to move?

I would pass on him if we'd have to even overpay slightly. We are ok at the center position
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

He is slow now and really just isn't what nyr thought. I'd pass
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:59 PM

if the price is right.. 3 yr deal.. you do it.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

Richards is a Conn Smythe winner, I'd love to have him.

 

Jim Carey was also a Vezina winner in the mid-90s.


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