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Wayne Simmonds has become a cornerstone in Philly

On June 23rd, 2011, the Flyers did the unthinkable and traded then Captain Mike Richards to the L.A. Kings. One of the pieces Philadelphia got in return for Richards was forward Wayne Simmonds. At the time, Simmonds was just 22 years-old and a veteran of only three NHL seasons. He had loads of potential, but […] The post Wayne Simmonds has become a cornerstone in Philly appeared...
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The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 32 — Rangers and Mike Richards

Rick Nash / Check Out Hockey Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TheHockeyGuys Podcast on BlogTalkRadio Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) and Chris Shannon (@ChrisShannon16) are joined by New York Rangers beat reporter Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) to talk about the blueshirts successful season, Rick Nash’s comeback year, and if Henrik Lundqvist can come back from injury...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings recall center Mike Richards after 16-game stint in AHL

  The Los Angeles Kings recalled Mike Richards from their AHL affiliate on Sunday, two months after the $69 million center's high-profile demotion. The defending Stanley Cup champions added the veteran to their low-scoring lineup before opening a five-game East Coast road trip with their playoff hopes in the balance. After three losses in their past four games, the Kings (34-23...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s “a possibility” Mike Richards will return to the NHL

You could write countless articles and spend thousands of words trying to analyze the quick decline of Mike Richards. After arriving in Los Angeles, Richards’ offensive production slipped considerably. After averaging just over 72 points a season between 2007-08 and 2009-10, Richards averaged 39 a year with the Kings. One of those years you may be able to ignore due to the lockout...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to Mike Richards?

Oh where, oh where has Mike Richards gone? Oh where, oh where could he be? Los Angeles Kings fans and management know that Richards is in the minors, but it’s beginning to sound like he may be stuck in purgatory for the rest of his career. He’s still owed roughly $29 million, so he isn’t […] The post What happened to Mike Richards? appeared first on Along the Boards.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 65: Where have you gone, Mike Richards?

Pittsburgh Penguins (37-18-9) at Los Angeles Kings (31-21-12) 10:00 PM – Root Sports, FS-W Staples Center – Los Angeles, California After a complete dud against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night, the Penguins got back on the winning path with an impressive 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. On the flip side, it’s March and the Kings are the best possession team in...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards Making a Comeback in Manchester

Mike Richards scored the first regular-season AHL goal of his career on Wednesday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena, and has been on a roll ever since. Richards was sent to the Manchester Monarchs, AHL affiliate of the LA Kings, after clearing waivers on January 27. This is the first time Richards has appeared in AHL games since he participated in 14 playoff games with the Phantoms...
Via Beyond The Benches
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Richards Clears Waivers; Kings Send Him To Manchester’s AHL Team

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Mike Richards to their AHL affiliate after the high-priced center cleared waivers. The Kings assigned Richards to the Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday after no NHL team picked him up. Richards went on waivers Monday after several seasons of declining offensive production. Although Richards played a key two-way role on the Kings’...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards Put On Waivers By Los Angeles Kings

The first noteworthy news item following Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game is brought to us by the Los Angeles Kings. The defending Stanley Cup champions have reportedly put center Mike Richards on waivers, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Richards has tallied just 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 47 games this season. The 29-year-old veteran has become more of a fourth-line...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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