The Lightning twins
I did a little ruminating tonight over at Globe on Hockey on Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards, two guys who have played together since they both posted a pair of 115-point seasons as 17-year-olds in Rimouski.
The really interesting thing — at least until this season — has been how Richards has outperformed Lecavalier, despite the fact he was picked 63 picks later in the 1998 draft. Richards had become the team's golden goose, the Conn Smythe winner in the 2004 championship season and the second-highest paid player in the league.
And despite taking in a half dozen or so Tampa Bay games this season, I can't quite figure out why, all of a sudden, Richards has been so awful and Lecavalier downright dominant.