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MIKE RICHARDS RUMORS

The good memories of Mike Richards

  On Thursday, news broke that authorities were finally charging former Flyers captain Mike Richards with being in possession of a controlled substance while crossing the United States-Canadian border back in June. While this was the expected outcome, it's yet another turn of events in what has become an unfortunate fall from grace for the once rising star. Despite his challenging...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards faces possession of controlled substance charge

Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the Manitoba police announced Thursday. Mike Richards charged for Possession of Controlled Substance while entering Canada. To appear in court Sep10/15. No further updates #rcmpmb — RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 27, 2015 The alleged incident at the Canadian border...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards charged with possession of a controlled substance

The RCMP of Manitoba announced today that former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance while entering Canada. According to Rick Westhead of TSN, Richards has not yet entered a plea. Richards had his contract terminated by the King earlier this offseason after an incident at the Canadian border. Here’s more from the initial...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHLPA files grievance over Richards' termination from Kings

LOS ANGELES -- The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on behalf of center Mike Richards, contesting the termination of his contract by the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings terminated the final five years of Richards' contract on June 29, saying the two-time Stanley Cup champion committed "a material breach" of his deal. The team and Richards have said nothing else about the...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NHLPA files grievance for Mike Richards

The NHL Players Association has filed a grievance for free agent forward Mike Richards. Richards contract with the Los Angeles Kings was terminated in June, citing a material breach in the contract requirements. Richards played in 53 games for the Kings last season, scoring five goals and 11 assists. Richards was also spent 15 games in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs after being...
Via Fox Sports
22 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
June 30, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  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
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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