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MIKE RICHARDS RUMORS

Kings need bounce-back season from Richards

When the Los Angeles Kings traded for Mike Richards in June 2011, it was a given that they had landed a cornerstone center for years to come. Richards was regarded as one of the finest 200-foot young forwards in the NHL. The team did not envision Richards devolving into a fourth-line grinder who finished last season playing between Kyle Clifford and Trevor Lewis. The former captain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Mike Richards eats breakfast and fishes with the Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is currently spending its summer with the Los Angeles Kings and so far we’ve seen one common theme – dogs. Several players have invited their dogs to eat from a miniature version while they enjoy breakfast from the Cup itself. Mike Richards is the latest to include his pets in his day with the Cup. Richards starts day, breakfast of Champions cereal out of the...
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28 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

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

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

Kings' Mike Richards ruled out for tonight's Game 3

The Kings suffered a major blow Tuesday when Coach Darryl Sutter ruled out their leading playoff scorer, Mike Richards, for tonight's Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Sutter is rarely open about injuries but disclosed the decision after the morning skate at Staples Center. Richards is suspected to have suffered a concussion after taking a hard hit in the last two minutes...
Via Fox Sports West
June 04, 2013  |  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

Richards helps Kings past Flames

Mike Richards had a goal and an assist for the Los Angeles Kings, who spoiled Mike Cammalleri's anticipated return to the Flames with a 4-1 victory over Calgary on Saturday night. The victory, which snapped the Flames' eight-game, home-winning streak, gave Darryl Sutter bragging rights over brother Brent in their first meeting as NHL head coaches. Matt Greene, Anze Kopitar...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 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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