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MIKE RICHARDS RUMORS

Kings Keeping Mike Richards, Re-Sign Matt Greene To Four-Year Contract

Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was a finalist for the NHL’s general manager of the year award, in large part because of his ability to keep the Kings’ core together for so long. Two key pieces of said core will remain with the team for the foreseeable future. The Kings are holding on to both forward Mike Richards and defenseman Matt Greene after the team elected...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Rangers do with their cap space after Brad Richards buyout?

The New York Rangers freed up over $6.67 million in annual cap space by using their remaining compliance buyout on center Brad Richards, who now becomes an unrestricted free agent. Rather than use the savings to pursue unrestricted free agents, Larry Brooks of the New York Post anticipates the money will be sunk into re-signing as many of their key free agents as possible. One of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards

The Kings have decided against buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi. Richards, who has been a key factor in the Kings' two Stanley Cup wins in the last three seasons, is in the middle of a 12-year contract worth $69 million. The agreement was signed when Richards was with the Philadelphia Flyers. A compliance buyout would...
Via Fox Sports West
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Will Not Buy-Out Mike Richards

via Lisa Dillman tweets, Breaking news ... OK, not really. But Kings will NOT be buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to Dean Lombardi. Would have been surprised, actually, it if it had been the other way around. In other words, no compliance buyouts, DL says.
Via Kukla's Korner
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings talk up Mike Richards amid buyout speculation

Midway through the Chicago series, L.A. center Mike Richards found himself in the middle of contract buyout talk. On Friday, his teammates set about defending his value. “I think it’s fair to say everyone in here understands what [Richards] does for us,” Kings captain Dustin Brown said. “Everyone has a different view. I don’t know how many questions I’ve had to answer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Mike Richards Be A Cap Casualty In Los Angeles?

from Ronnie Shuker of The Hockey News, ... the buyout scuttlebutt buzzing around Richards this post-season suggests Sunday could be his final game in a Kings uniform after Los Angeles lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 6 Friday night to even the series 3-3 and set up a Game 7 back in Illinois. That’s right, one of the most money players in hockey history, who...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Down 3-0, Kings still have faith

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Coming back from a 3-0 playoff deficit is not impossible. Just four years ago, Kings forward Mike Richards helped the Philadelphia Flyers accomplish the feat for only the third time in NHL history.  Now, Richards is being called upon to utilize that experience to lead the Kings to the same historic feat, as they face a possible elimination by the San Jose Sharks...
Via Fox Sports West
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Mike Richards on thin ice in LA?

The playoffs are going to be a very important time for Mike Richards. Aside from the obvious opportunity to win the Cup, it’s looking like Richards’ future with the Los Angeles Kings may be directly linked with how well he performs in the playoffs. Mike Richards lineup move indicator of increasing chatter he must return to form in playoffs to secure long term future in LA(trade...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

DeBoer, Richards share strong bond

Nine years, four cities and 2,800 miles cannot break the bond New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer and Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards share. Neither will the Stanley Cup. "I love Richie. You know, we won together. He grew up in the organization I was running," DeBoer said of Richards during his media availability at the Prudential Center Tuesday afternoon. DeBoer...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings activate Mike Richards from I.R.

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have activated forward Mike Richards from the injured reserve list (upper body injury), Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced Thursday. Richards has missed the last eight games due to the injury, which he suffered December 1 in a game against Florida. In 25 games this season, his first with the club, he has 20 points (11-9=20...
Via Fox Sports West
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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