Brad Richards always thought he might play for the Chicago Blackhawks one day.
But idolizing Eddie Belfour, Richards wanted it to be at another position.
"I always wanted to be a goalie, but my dad, Glen, would never let me," Richards told Blackhawks team historian Bob Verdi in an interview on their website published Friday.
Newly acquired Blackhawks center Brad Richards didn't get the typical free-agent news conference when he signed. There was no horde of reporters for a jersey presentation.
No, the first real chance Richards had to speak publicly came Saturday before more than 2,000 fans at the Blackhawks Convention. And he received a standing ovation as he took the Hilton Chicago stage next...
Brad Richards is just getting to know the Chicago Blackhawks, so forgive him if his approach is still a little formal.
After signing a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on July 1 worth a reported $2 million, the veteran center is meeting most of his new teammates this weekend at the Seventh Annual Blackhawks Fan Convention.
The event, hosted at the Chicago Hilton, drew an estimated...
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General Manager Stan Bowman went into the first day of free agency with one very specific goal in mind: to fill the recently vacated position of second line center. He believes he has found the answer in Brad Richards. Recently bought out of his 9 year, $60 million contract by the Rangers, the Blackhawks were able to get him at a discount, signing him...
Posted to Chicago BlackhawksAccording to multiple reports, Brad Richards will wear #91 for the Chicago Blackhawks. He will be the first player to ever wear that number in the franchise’s 87 seasons.
Brad Richards will wear #91 for the Blackhawks this season.— Blackhawks Die Hards (@BHawksDieHards) July 2, 2014
Brad Richards is the greatest #91 in Blackhawks history.— The Chicago...
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Brad Richards and the Chicago Blackhawks agree to a one year deal wroth $2M. This is a really nice signing by the Blackhawks. Richards had a real nice season last year with the Rangers but they just couldn’t afford the contract anymore. I do think Richards will fit in real well with Chicago. Richards will have a very good year in Chicago this year.
I guess they got their second-line center...
Brad Richards going to Chicago as per source.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014
Brad Richards confirmed to Chicago. #SNSigningSeason
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) July 1, 2014
If Richards is going to Chicago, he's not making much. Good deal for center who can play as high as No. 2 and...
Buying Brad Richards out was maybe the easiest decision Glen Sather will make this summer but finding an adequate replacement will prove far tougher in this market. With 11 pending UFA’s and RFA’s the Rangers need to make decisions on, the summer of 2014 is lining up to be one full of uncertainty for the […]
Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers will use their final compliance buyout on center Brad Richards: It is a fait accompli that Brad Richards has worn the Blueshirt for the final time. It is only a matter of timing as to when management exercises its final amnesty buyout on the team’s de-facto captain, whose tenure over […]
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After emerging as the team’s de facto captain and becoming a reliable source of complimentary offense in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Brad Richards has had his two worst games of the season in the Final. He has flopped against the Kings in more ways than one and leaves the Rangers in a bind.
Richards’ play looks like he has aged 10 years. He is mostly behind the pace and rarely...