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Mike Richards hopes to continue NHL career

Mike Richards wants to extend his unlikely comeback next season. “I plan to play hockey next year. So, it will just be what is the best fit for me,” Richards told Ryan Young of Kenora Online. Richards’ career features past highs and recent lows. He has an impressive résumé. He was a 30-goal scorer with the Philadelphia Flyers, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals center Mike Richards has drug charges dropped

The nearly year-long saga of Mike Richards’ Canadian drug charges is finally over, as a judge issued a stay in a Manitoba court on Wednesday. It likely means there will be no more charges hanging over the head of the 31-year-old Washington Capitals center. Stayed charges in Canada can be brought up again within a year, but per the CBC report, are a rarity. Richards was stopped...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards on Kings' books until 2032

The Los Angeles Kings and Mike Richards finally have parted ways, but the veteran center will continue to be paid by the team for more than 15 years. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has reported the breakdown of the salary cap hit the Kings will take for each year of the contract settlement recently reached by Richards and the team. General Fanager put it in a table and showed...
Via NESN.com
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Richards faces possession of controlled substance charge

By Nicholas Goss 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...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Richards incident involved oxycodone

By David Rogers The LA Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract with the team, and so far details about what led to the decision 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 said the incident occurred at the Canadian border and now TMZ reports it involved...
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'

By Liam McGuire The Los Angeles Kings released a bombshell of a statement on Monday, announcing that they have terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards. "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," the club said in a press release...
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

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’...
Via NESN.com
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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