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Forum: Armchair-GMJul 20 at 2:51
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ON3M4N</b></div><div>Ya I'm not high on Ritchie at all. I tried to convience myself when we made the trade that it was a good deal, but at this point we just traded for a worse player because he was a lower cap hit.

Oddly enough if you look at the rel#'s this year for ANH, Ritchie was towards the top in most of the major categories, meaning the team was better when he was on the ice. In Boston (just looking at the team numbers from when he debuted), he was one of the worst. You have to wonder why ANH was so willing to move a #10OA pick that appeared to have the best rel#'s on the team, for a guy who cost more money and grades out as a 3rd liner.</div></div>

In ritchie's defence, tbf he's only played a hand full of games in BOS. I don't think he was properly deployed. I wouldn't have had him playing 2LW that's for sure. I always believed it was better for him to flank coyle and maybe with 2 big boys on that line potentially be a very impactful line. I think a ritchie-coyle-bjork/stud/seny/kuhlman line can be fairly productive.

I think the reason we have different views is because I wasn't very highly on heinen. I think he's a good two-way forward don't get me wrong, but the one thing I didn't like about him was his effort/hunger for the puck and willingness to go into the dirty areas. He seemed shy to hit/get hit. That's why I liked the acquisition of ritchie, but Sweeney should've been able to reel in a draft pick as well, since imo heinen has more trade value than ritchie. But it is what it is.
Forum: Armchair-GMJun 30 at 2:29