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Mike Richards reportedly tried to bring OxyContin over border

NHL forward Mike Richards had his contract terminated by the Los Angeles Kings earlier this week, and all signs point to the 30-year-old veteran having been involved in an incident at the U.S.-Canada border. The issue may have been drug-related. According to a report from the Winnipeg Sun, Richards was taken into custody at the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards incident involved oxycodone

The LA Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract with the team and so far details have been difficult to find. It was easy to speculate that the termination was due to an off-ice incident, but the specifics have been kept under wraps. Pierre McGuire suggested the incident occurred at the Canadian border and now TMZ suggests it involved the drug oxycodone. Via TMZ: NHL officials...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Richards border incident involved oxycodone

  View image | Mike Richards' contract termination saga took an interesting turn Tuesday evening, as it was reported that the former Flyers captain was bringing the prescription drug Oxycodone across the Canadian border. Notorious gossip outlet TMZ broke the story. As per their report: NHL officials have been notified that the Royal Canadian Mounted...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Breach of contract' ends Mike Richards tenure with Kings

  View image | Just when you think the Flyers pulled off the most unprecedented move in NHL history - trading Chris Pronger's contract to Arizona - the Los Angeles Kings are trying to do something even more unprecedented. Former Flyers captain Mike Richards is no longer a member of the Kings. This much is known. But it's how the Kings parted ways with the...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards’ contract terminated over border incident

The Los Angeles Kings on Monday terminated Mike Richards’ contract, a day after they placed him on waivers. The team was expected to buy him out of his 12-year deal, so this was an unexpected move. However, the move might not stand up if challenged by the NHLPA. Though there are few details about what...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract

The Los Angeles Kings have announced that they have terminated the contract of center Mike Richards. The team put Richards on waivers on Sunday and many expected a buyout to be announced on Monday. Instead the Kings have fully terminated the deal, citing a breach of contract on Richards’ part. The Kings have not announced why Richards was in violation of his contract, but it is...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract due to 'breach'

The Los Angeles Kings released a bombshell of a statement today, announcing that they’ve terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards. Here’s the press release from the club. “The Los Angeles Kings today have exercised the team’s right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player’s Contract. We are...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings Terminate Forward Mike Richards’ Contract For ‘Breach’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings have terminated Mike Richards’ contract, claiming the forward committed a “material breach” of its terms. The Kings announced their newest tactic Monday in their attempt to get out from under Richards’ enormous deal. The Kings refused to say why they’re terminating Richards’ deal, which carries an annual salary cap hit of ...
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LA Kings terminate contract of center Mike Richards

Give credit where credit is due: Mike Richards, the former Philadelphia Flyers captain who was once so maligned he attempted to freeze out the media, addressed every question that came his way in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. You couldn't find anyone more qualified to lead the Kings into a four-game battle after falling behind 0-3 against the San Jose Sharks....
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s no “clear movement” in Kings’ effort to move Mike Richards

The LA Kings are trying to free up cap space prior to 2015-16 and Mike Richards is one of the top priorities the club needs to address. Whether it’s through a trade or a buy-out, the Kings need to remove Richards’ average cap hit of $5.75 million prior to addressing the other needs on their roster. The most recent update from LA Kings Insider indicates that the effort to trade...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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