Red Wings season preview capsule

DETROIT RED WINGS LAST SEASON: 43-25-14, 100 points. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in first round. COACH: Jeff Blashill (first season, first NHL season). ADDED: C Brad Richards, D Mike Green, C Dylan Larkin. LOST: Coach Mike Babcock, C Stephen Weiss, G Jonas Gustavsson. PLAYER TO WATCH: Tomas Tatar. The 24-year-old Czech winger had a team- and career-high 29 goals last season, increasing...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wide-open race for Blackhawks' crown as NHL season begins

After the Chicago Blackhawks raised the Stanley Cup on home ice in June to celebrate their third title in six years, they spent the summer figuring out how to pay for it. That meant making significant changes, including the departures of several key players. That also left the Stanley Cup race remarkably wide-open. The league has no overwhelming favorite when play begins Wednesday...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings (Last Season: 43-25-14, 3rd in Atlantic)Coach: Jeff Blashill (first as NHL coach)Key Departures: Stephen WeissKey Additions: Mike Green, Brad RichardsKey Player: Pavel DatsyukEven at age 36, Datsyuk put on a show last year. The Russian center put up 65 points at a clip of 1.03 per game, the seventh post-lockout season he has scored at a point-per-game clip. The...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Postgame 9.23.15: Jeff Blashill (VIDEO)

Jeff Blashill was pleased with newcomers Mike Green and Brad Richards in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the Blackhawks.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Postgame 9.23.15: Tomas Tatar (VIDEO)

Tomas Tatar and Brad Richards had a lot of chemistry on the ice Wednesday -- is it a sign of things to come?  
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Training Camp 9.18.15: Brad Richards (VIDEO)

Brad Richards discusses his early impressions of the Red Wings after Day 1 of the team's training camp.  
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Training Camp 9.18.15: Brad Richards (VIDEO)

Brad Richards discusses his early impressions of the Red Wings after Day 1 of the team's training camp.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Claude Giroux Lead the Philadelphia Flyers to the Playoffs?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – MARCH 25: Brad Richards #91 of the Chicago Blackhawks attempts to stop Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at the Wells Fargo Center on March 25, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Flyers are a team in transition. Two years ago they lost in a game seven in the opening round...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: What fans can expect from the Red Wings in 2015-16

After plenty of change this offseason, what’s in store for the Red Wings in 2015-16? Longtime head coach Mike Babcock is gone so what does that mean for Jeff Blashill, can he fill the shoes of probably the best coach in the NHL? What about some of the new guys like veterans Brad Richards and Mike Green? Has Brad Richards’ time come and gone or does he still have something left...
Via The Majors Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomer Richards excited to arrive in Detroit (VIDEO)

Brad Richards arrived in Detroit Thursday morning, and is excited to join an organization he has admired for a long time.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kronwall on Wings newcomers Blashill, Green, Richards (VIDEO)

Niklas Kronwall is excited about the opportunity new coach Jeff Blashill brings to the Red Wings organization, and is looking forward to working with new Wings Mike Green and Brad Richards.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Richards revels in day with Stanley Cup

Brad Richards certainly loves a good parade.The former Chicago Blackhawks forward initially celebrated in the Windy City last month after the club claimed its third Stanley Cup title in six seasons by besting the Tampa Bay Lightning.Richards, who signed with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1, also enjoyed himself with an estimated crowd of 4,000 on Tuesday after bringing the Cup home...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Johnny Oduya Not Returning To Chicago

On Tuesday, Johnny Oduya’s agent, Don Meehan, said his client will not return to the Blackhawks. Oduya, who will be 34 when the 2015-16 season begins, joins Patrick Sharp, Brandon Saad, Brad Richards, Antoine Vermette as key players from the Hawks run to the Stanley Cup to leave the team this summer. Chicago acquired Oduya […] The post Agent: Johnny Oduya Not Returning To Chicago...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: NHL Draft and free agency

Hockeytown added a few new faces this past week, from the start of NHL Free Agency and last week’s NHL Draft. NHL Draft recap In the draft, the Red Wings used their 19th overall pick to select Evgeny Svechnikov, a left winger out of Cape Breton in the QMJHL.  Svechnikov is a big forward, something the Wings would like to have in their system.  At 6’3”, 205, Svechnikov has...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: Wings unlikely to retire Fedorov's No. 91, but there's room for compromise

The debate over whether the Red Wings should retire Sergie Fedorov's No. 91 is on a fast track now that the club has signed free agent center Brad Richards, who has worn the same number lately in his NHL career. Fedorov, Detroit's lone NHL MVP since Gordie Howe last won the last of his six in 1963, helped the Wings win three Stanley Cup titles and was widely acknowledged as the world...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wings add veteran center Richards in another free-agent deal

The decision Tuesday to buy out underachieving center Stephen Weiss had far-reaching implications a day later. Just a few hours after landing puck-moving defenseman Mike Green to fill a critical need, the Red Wings today added veteran center Brad Richards, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, to the fold. Richards, 35, is a veteran of 14 NHL seasons with Tampa Bay, Dallas, the New York...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Free Agents: Best UFA Centers For Teams To Target July 1

NHL teams hoping to acquire an impact center on the free-agent market will be disappointed when players can begin signing on July 1. This year’s class of unrestricted free agent centers is weak, and there are very few players, if any, who could play in a top-six role. Here’s a list of the seven players teams should target if they need more depth down the middle for the 2015-16...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

How did former Rangers do in 2014-2015?

A trio of ex-Rangers fell just short of winning the Stanley Cup on Monday night, while Brad Richards (and Dan Carcillo) took home hockey’s ultimate prize, closing the books on the 2014-2015 season. So how did the other former Blueshirts do this year? Let’s take a look: One Team’s Trash Is Another Team’s Treasure Jaromir […]
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Center Depth Making The Difference

When the 2013-14 playoffs ended 13 months ago, the Blackhawks’ glaring issue against the Los Angeles Kings was their depth at the center position. In the wake of that crushing defeat, Chicago GM Stan Bowman made a point of addressing the weakness when he added veteran center Brad Richards early in free agency. And the […] The post Blackhawks Center Depth Making The Difference...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' Brad Richards gets chance for 2nd Stanley Cup

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Brad Richards wanted another chance at his second Stanley Cup after the New York Rangers lost to Los Angeles in last season's final. An offseason phone call from Chicago general manager Stan Bowman helped make it happen Richards and the Blackhawks play Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night at Tampa Bay, where the 35-year old forward and the Lightning...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Rebirth – And Return – Of Brad Richards

On June 20, 2014, the New York Rangers rid themselves of an underachieving veteran who was, in the eyes of many New Yorkers, killing their chances of winning a Stanley Cup. Brad Richards received a compliance buyout from the Rangers with six years remaining on the nine-year, $60M million contract he originally signed in 2011. […] The post The Rebirth – And Return – Of Brad...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly in Chicago’s Game 1 loss

The Blackhawks opened up Game 1 of the Western Conference Final with a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Ducks at the Honda Center. Chicago’s lone goal was scored by Brad Richards off of a beautiful turnover play near the end of the second period, but it was one of the few bright spots in the […] The post The good, the bad and the ugly in Chicago’s Game 1 loss appeared first on Along the Boards.
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Richards Obliterates Penalty Box Water Bottle As Frustration Boils Over

The Chicago Blackhawks’ veteran forward Brad Richards, after taking what he felt to be an undeserved tripping penalty early in the second period, decided to take his frustrations out on a water bottle located inside the sin bin. The Nashville Predators proved to be a very worthy opponent, consistently frustrating the Blackhawks with strong play up the middle and pair of very talented...
Via Sports Mockery
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks F Richards to miss final 3 regular-season games

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says center Brad Richards will miss the final three games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. It's unclear when exactly Richards got hurt. He played 15 1/2 minutes in Sunday's 2-1 loss to St. Louis. Richards has 12 goals and 25 assists in 76 games in his first season with Chicago. Quenneville says he should be ready for...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Center Out The Remainder Of The Regular Season

With the good news coming out that Patrick Kane will hopefully make a return in time for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, some not so good news is being reported that another player has gone down. It is being reported that veteran center, Brad Richards will sit out the remainder of the regular season with an upper body injury. Brad Richards is out for the next three...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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