When it was announced that Brad Richards was named to Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, a lot of guys came on here and complained about this pick. At this moment I really, really wonder why. Richards has been such a great player for Tampa Bay in the playoffs. You could make a case that if Tampa wins the cup, he would win the Conn Smythe Trophy, he's been that good. He's better then LeCavalier if you ask me because while Richards plays great on a consistent bases, LeCavalier has "spurts". He might play excellent for 5 or 6 games and then, he still plays fairly good but has more difficulty putting points up. Team Canada couldn't take a risk with LeCavalier because for the while the World Cup lasts, he might be off his game, while Richards is always on his game and is more of a safe pick. Last night, Brad Richards was arguably Tampa Bay's best player. With 5 Game Winning Goals in the playoffs he has proven that he is a clutch performer and their was no way Team Canada could've picked LeCavalier or Primeau even over him. (Note: If you reply please don't come here and say "I didn't complain" because that's a waste of time. Also don't say "You don't know what you're talking about" support yourself there."