While the baby Rangers are playing in Traverse City, the big club is preparing to defend their Eastern Conference crown. They do so after buying out Brad Richards, their second line center, and letting Brian Boyle, their fourth line center/wing, walk via free agency. There were no free agents signed to replace these departed players, […]
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The Chicago Blackhawks were one win away from making it to a second consecutive Stanley Cup final, they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Los Angeles Kings after an overtime goal from Alec Martinez won the game 5-4, the Kings went onto beat the New York Rangers to claim their second Stanley Cup.
Anyway, back to Illinois. The big news from the Windy City is the free...
With about a month remaining before the puck drops on the 2014-2015 season, some Chicago Blackhawks fans are worried that this team hasn’t improved since last year. Many teams in the Central Division have reloaded, the Blackhawks have been relatively quiet. The only major addition has been 2nd-Line center, Brad Richards, and the Hawks will have to lose about two million in cap...
Brad Richards was first tapped as the face of UNTUCKit in 2012. As part of the partnership, the Chicago Blackhawks center serves as a model and global ambassador for the menswear brand. UNTUCKit is an e-commerce fashion label that offers shirts designed specifically to be worn untucked.
The company has released its Fall ’14 collection, highlighted by an original shirt...
After their crushing Game-7 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, it was generally expected that the Blackhawks would be in the market for a 2nd-line center. Indeed, the Blackhawks were heavily linked to centermen, Jason Spezza, Joe Thornton, and Ryan Kesler. However, the Blackhawks were unable to pull the trigger, and were forced to settle with Brad Richards. According to CapGeek.com,...
It’s no mystery that the loss of players such as Beniot Pouliot, Brad Richards and Brian Boyle leaves a huge void in the Rangers line-up this season that could very likely be filled by young, unestablished rookies.
One such player is JT Miller. The organization is hoping the 21-year old forward is ready to take the next step in his career this season.
And from the look of things...
With NHL training camps opening up in about two weeks, the offseason is quickly drawing to a close. That means updated betting odds heading into the season. Though there have been some changes along the way, the Chicago Blackhawks remain the favorites to win the 2015 Stanley Cup according to the oddsmakers at Bovada.LV.
The Blackhawks added veteran center Brad Richards in the offseason...
from Andrew Gross of The Record,
To repeat as conference champs, bigger-than-expected contributions have to come from unexpected places.
Look, given a choice between a roster with Brian Boyle (Lightning), Stralman, Pouliot and Brad Richards (Blackhawks) or Matthew Lombardi, Lee Stempniak, Tanner Glass and Dan Boyle, I’ll take the first grouping.
But Dan Boyle, at 38...
With the New York Rangers losing forwards Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett newcomer Kevin Hayes believes there’s an opportunity to be had at training camp.
The Boston College product, who chose to sign a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Rangers earlier this month, spoke to the Rangers website about his decision.
“At the end of my BC career...
Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15
C 1. Jonathan Toews
2. Brad Richards
3. Andrew Shaw
4. Marcus Kruger
5. Joakim Nordstrom
L 1. Patrick Sharp
2. Brandon Saad
3. Bryan Bickell
4. Peter Regin
R 1. Patrick Kane
2. Marian Hossa
When the Rangers signed Dan Boyle to a two-year deal worth $9 million, they were signing someone to fill a pair of holes. The first hole to fill was that of the now departed Anton Stralman on the second pair, and the second was to fill Brad Richards’ role on the powerplay. It’s a gamble to […]
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As a pessimist by the very definition I must admit that on July 1st I let my inner-optimist get the best of me upon discovering the Blackhawks had signed veteran center Brad Richards.
Nearly half a day had passed since free agency officially opened and just about every name transcribed on my free agent wish list had been scratched off by this point in time. To make matters even worse...
"I think they’re one of the strongest built teams in the league. With them, they have amazing star power surrounded with good quality core players. The addition of Brad Richards coming over there as a role player who can help on the power play and be a good leader, brings another experienced guy into a locker room of winners."
"I think team has done a very good...
During the offseason, the Blackhawks went out and signed veteran center Brad Richards from free agency, filling a major hole in their offense. The 34-year-old professional has played on the New York Rangers for the past three years, including their run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014.
Richards was relied upon immensely by his other teammates throughout the second half of last season...
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
It was a given that the Rangers would buy out Brad Richards upon the conclusion of their Cup run. They needed to apply the 34-year-old’s annual cap hit toward their restricted free agents: Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, and John Moore.
They did just that by saying goodbye to Richards, reclaiming the center’s...
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.
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.
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 […]
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