Impact Player: What Brad Richards Means In Chicago

What does it mean for the Blackhawks to have a legit center for their second line in Brad Richards? And what does it mean for Richards to skate with the talented Blackhawks forwards? Who did Richards play with in New … Continue reading →The post Impact Player: What Brad Richards Means In Chicago appeared first on Committed Indians.
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A Look At The NHL Central Division

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandYahoo Sports does a weekly “What We Learned” article about what’s happening in the NHL world and this week they took a look at the NHL Central Division aka the “Group of Death.” It was definitely a fun time to be a hockey fan while the free agency frenzy was going on. Players signing all over the place and now that the dust has settled...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Brassard to a five year deal

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have signed restricted free agent Derick Brassard to a five year, $25 million contract. A few weeks ago I wrote about how the Rangers needed to be careful with Brassard’s next contract for the following reason: In totality, Brassard’s production and usage was very similar to Brad Richards last season. Richards was given a one year...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' Richards dreamed of being their goalie

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.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Six Candidates To Become The Rangers 27th Captain

Now that the Rangers roster is rounding into shape, the next biggest question is who’s going to lead this team? After trading away Ryan Callahan last March, the Rangers decided to go with three alternate captains instead of naming a new captain for the remainder of the season. During the Rangers run to the Stanley Cup Final, Brad Richards took on the role of de facto captain, but...
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10 NHL players who will bounce back in 2014-15

The 2013-14 season was a rough one for a lot of NHL players. Injuries and lengthy slumps caused a number of players to fall well short of lofty expectations. The 2014-15 season brings a new opportunity for these players to once again find their footing and shake off the failures from the previous campaign. Here are 10 players who will bounce back in 2014-15. Steven Stamkos – Tampa...
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Way Too Early to Worry About Next Season

In the eyes of much of the mainstream NHL media, the New York Rangers have not had a good summer. They bemoan the losses of Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle while suggesting the club didn’t adequately replace those losses in free agency. Many pundits also point out that some of the […]
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Brad Richards on center stage as No. 2 center

Newly acquired Blackhawks center Brad Richards didn't get the typical free-agent news conference when he signed. There was no horde of reporters for a jersey presentation. No, the first real chance Richards had to speak publicly came Saturday before more than 2,000 fans at the Blackhawks Convention. And he received a standing ovation as he took the Hilton Chicago stage next...
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Rangers Sign Steady Stempniak

The New York Rangers surprised many by qualifying for the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals and did so based in large part on the strength of their club’s depth. Salary cap constraints have conspired to rob the team of some of that depth with Benoit Pouliot, Brad Richards, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle all departing as […]
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Move to Blackhawks a new challenge for Richards

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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Face a Busy Summer after Deep Postseason Run

It has been a busy summer for the New York Rangers. Center Brad Richards has been bought out of a contract that paid him $9 million this past season, while forwards Benoit Pouliot,  Brian Boyle, and defenseman Anton Stralman, all key parts of the Rangers’ remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals, have departed the Big Apple through unrestricted free agency.With the dust settled...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

JT Miller Should Get Huge Chance This Season

With the Rangers cap situation less than ideal, it’s not very likely that they’ll have the ability to replace both Brad Richards and Beniot Pouliot’s through free agency or a trade. While Glen Sather will most assuredly find a way to acquire a substitute for one of the two, it’s looking more and more likely JT Miller, along with his $894,167 per year salary, will be designated...
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Dan Boyle not shy about Rangers role: ‘I enjoy the pressure’

The Rangers wanted Dan Boyle six years ago, just as they wanted Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards, too, long before the latter two arrived. But it didn’t work out. The Blueshirts just didn’t have enough tradable assets to get any of them from Tampa Bay while they were in their prime even as ownership dismantled the 2004 Stanley Cup championship team. So the Lightning traded...
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Will anyone take a chance on now-suspect center Mike Ribeiro?

Imagine you are an NHL general manager. You've got some money to spend and you need a top-six center. You already missed out on Paul Stastny, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski, but there's still that hole that needs to be filled and it's a rather important one. Now imagine that there is a veteran center who has averaged 0.75 points per game and is guaranteed at least...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

My kingdom for a center

When the music stopped on the NHL’s annual game of July 1 musical chairs, the Rangers were clearly left standing. Not only had they lost Brian Boyle, Benoit Pouliot, Anton Stralman and Brad Richards, but they were also left with minimal cap space and a much smaller group of incoming players. The kicker to all […] The post My kingdom for a center appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Impact Of Brad Richards Signing with the Blackhawks

#450457330 / General Manager Stan Bowman went into the first day of free agency with one very specific goal in mind: to fill the recently vacated position of second line center. He believes he has found the answer in Brad Richards. Recently bought out of his 9 year, $60 million contract by the Rangers, the Blackhawks were able to get him at a discount, signing him...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers have void at center position after Brad Richards buyout and Brian Boyle free agency departure

The Rangers have lost five key contributors from last season's Eastern Conference championship team through trade, buyout or free agency, including two capable centers in Brad Richards and Brian Boyle, even if Boyle played left wing most of last season. The Blueshirts again will have Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard and Dominic Moore down the middle, once restricted free agent...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals May Be Better Now, But Overinvestment Will Cost Them

Getty Images   By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Day one of the 2014 free agency period was absolute mayhem. As per usual, multiple free agents were offered ridiculous terms at unbelievable dollar figures. Others settled for more reasonable dollar figures and others, we are looking at you, Brad Richards, settled for startlingly low deals in an attempt to re-establish themselves as top...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Richards Getting Something Special From Blackhawks

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...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks sign Brad Richards

The Blackhawks signed Brad Richards to a one year, $2 million contract today. It’s a good move for Stan Bowman and the Hawks. For all the criticism Brad Richards received with the Rangers, he’s still a good hockey player. He can still produce at a 2.0 P/60 clip, which is certainly valuable in the NHL. He just wasn’t worth the cap hit the Rangers had him tied to. Richards will...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks sign Brad Richards to one-year deal

After missing out on center Ryan Kesler in a potential trade, the Chicago Blackhawks have signed another veteran to play that position. According to a report from the Blackhawks have signed former Rangers center Brad Richards to a one-year deal. 2 Million dollars for 1 year for Brad Richards in Chicago. #SNSigningSeason — John […]
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Brad Richards by   Bradshaw Furlong

It didn’t take long for Brad Richards to find a new home as he’s on his way to Chicago with a one-year, $2 million deal with the Blackhawks. Richards, 34, was drafted in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. After lighting up the QMJHL, Richards played seven seasons with the Bolts, winning a [...]
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Richards signs with Blackhawks

#450449666 / Brad Richards and the Chicago Blackhawks agree to a one year deal wroth $2M. This is a really nice signing by the Blackhawks. Richards had a real nice season last year with the Rangers but they just couldn’t afford the contract anymore. I do think Richards will fit in real well with Chicago. Richards will have a very good year in Chicago this year.
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Get Their Second Line Center

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandStan Bowman has apperently filled a much needed hole at 2nd line center. 1 year, $2 mil for Brad Richards to Chicago. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014 Richards has been in the league for 14 years and has won a cup in Tampa. Brad Richards was bought out of his contract with New York at the end of last season but for this price...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Brad Richards

Darren Dreger is the first to report the Chicago Blackhawks have signed veteran center Brad Richards to a one-year, $2M deal.  The post Blackhawks Sign Brad Richards appeared first on Committed Indians.
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