Brad Richards appreciation thread

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  1. hpNYR

    hpNYR HF Forecaster

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    Quite frankly this is the only guy who has come into the season ready to go. He's playing like the star we knew. His head , hands and feet are reading plays like we haven't seen before.

    Brad, thanks for showing up.
     
  2. JohnC

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    I'm gonna be that ****** that no one likes that says "I told you so"

    I said he was gonna play well again and I'm proud of myself
     
  3. raylol16

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    I am glad he is looking great this year. He worked hard and deserves it after his season last year. I wish the rest of the team decided to show up.
     
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    I was hugely critical of Brad last year and into the off-season. I will be the first to eat my words and say that he clearly worked hard this off-season and is literally the only player on the roster playing well.
     
  5. raylol16

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    He is a true professional. He knew he sucked and worked hard to come back. I am so happy for him he deserves the results he is having this season so far.
     
  6. MahomesIsGod

    MahomesIsGod omar dont scare

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    Making me eat my words with regards to buying him out.

    This guy has it this year.
     
  7. iamitter

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    I don't mean to toot my own horn here, but this is exactly why I started the "What kind of year does Richards need to have to not buy him out?" over the summer. People here are very "he's playing bad now so he must suck" and the playoffs were fresh in everyone's mind.

    I don't think its a coincidence our PP suddenly looks good again now that Richards looks good, either.
     
  8. Doctor King Schultz

    Doctor King Schultz Garian Maborik

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    I said this in the GDT, but if you told me last season that I would like him this much again in the future, I wouldn't have believed it. It's great to see him score some nice goals.
     
  9. trilobyte

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    I was clapping when he was benched in the playoffs. I figured he needed the message.

    Good to see that he did something about it. He is a smart player on the ice, and this season so far, his fitness is there.
     
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    Keep it up Brad, we need ya.
     
  11. Machinehead

    Machinehead Prime Minister of the Anders Lee Fanclub

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    The one thing we needed was Richards to bounce back. He does and we still suck.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Brooklyn Rangers Fan

    Brooklyn Rangers Fan Change is good.

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    Not to be the negative nancy, but he still needs to be amnestied in the offseason. Brian Burke had his revenge for losing the bidding war in the final CBA.
     
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    Business is business, and yes, Richards will have to be bought out.
     
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    this is pretty much his last season so im going to go ahead and say lets just leave it to beaver this year
     
  15. SnowblindNYR

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    The thought came to me, imagine how bad we'd be if Richards was the Richards of last year.
     
  16. aufheben

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    Last year we needed a decent PP and a functional Brad Richards; this year we need everything else. It's hilarious.

    Let's go Brad!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like Richards actually prepared in the offseason. Too bad he wasn't playing like this last year when more of the team had their **** together.

    He will have to be bought out regardless, though, that recapture is ugly. Although part of me thinks that Sather could retain him... what does he care, he won't be around when Richards retires and then it's the future GM's problem.
     
  18. Jabroni

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    He's been playing like the Richards from his first season here. I like it.

    I hope he keeps it up and makes me eat my share of crow as well.
     
  19. mike14

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    The good money was on Richards recapturing at least some of his form, it's a shame he's the only forward with any at the moment.

    As others have said, regardless of how well he plays or how many points he puts up, he has to be bought out at the end of the year.

    The problem is that no-one else in the organisation has shown any top 6 form and so a bunch of that cap space is going to go towards yet another top-6 UFA
     
  20. Joey Bones

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    I hope he keeps it up, but I have a feeling that he is still going to get bought out this year if not traded.
     
  21. Joey Bones

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    We'd be the worst team in the league with the No. 1 pick.
     
  22. eco's bones

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    Agreed. Those last three years of his contract will be a killer for us. They were put in there just to spike the $'s in the front years. Cannot afford to take a $6.7 mil cap hit for thin air.

    He has played well.
     
  23. qwertyaas

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    I have a feeling a lot of retirement contract players will be bought out this summer. Regardless of talent.
     
  24. Clown Fiesta

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    I was fairly confident he'd come back and play better, didn't expect him to play this well. It's good to see, now if only the rest of the team wasn't Richardsing.
     
  25. Idlerlee

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    Has been huge, especially compared to what most people (myself included) assumed, that he was washed up and we made a huge mistake not buying him out.

    Now if the rest of the team would kindly follow suit...
     

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