As a pessimist by the very definition I must admit that on July 1st I let my inner-optimist get the best of me upon discovering the Blackhawks had signed veteran center Brad Richards.
Nearly half a day had passed since free agency officially opened and just about every name transcribed on my free agent wish list had been scratched off by this point in time. To make matters even worse...
During the offseason, the Blackhawks went out and signed veteran center Brad Richards from free agency, filling a major hole in their offense. The 34-year-old professional has played on the New York Rangers for the past three years, including their run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014.
Richards was relied upon immensely by his other teammates throughout the second half of last season...
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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.
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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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Last year Brad Richards found himself a healthy scratch in the playoffs. As if that weren’t embarrassing enough, his removal from the lineup was at the command of John Tortorella, the same coach he won a Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe with in Tampa Bay.
His benching was the rotten cherry on top of an underwhelming season. There were strong arguments to use the team’s last amnesty...