Mike Richards RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Mike Richards Stopped At Canadian Border With Oxycodone

    Deadspin "According to TMZ, former Kings center Mike Richards was stopped at the Canadian border two weeks ago and “questioned about oxycodone pills,” but has not been charged with any crime. (Update: According to the Winnipeg Sun, Richards was arrested at the border.) Rumors and allegations of substance..." July 01

  • Canadian police investigation involves Mike Richards

    ESPN Los Angeles "Mike Richards, whose contract has been terminated by the Los Angeles Kings, is part of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an off-ice incident, a source told ESPN.com on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the RCMP in Manitoba told ESPN that, as of Tuesday, no charges have..." June 30

  • Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi isn’t shy about making some big gambles, but the franchise still raised some eyebrows regarding Mike Richards‘ contract. Instead of announcing a buyout as expected, the team terminated his contract, as this statement reveals: “The Los Angeles Kings today..." June 29

  • Mike Richards, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Mark Fistric on waivers

    ESPN "As the first buyout window closes in the NHL offseason, three more players were put on unconditional waivers Sunday for purpose of buying them out, including two-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau of the Montreal Canadiens and Mark..." June 28

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    David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod

    Phaneuf involved in Leafs/Kings discussions. Richards may be part of it going back. If so, Leafs expected to buy him out.

  • 'No clear movement; towards Kinds trading Mike Richards

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly been shopping Mike Richards after his role with the team in 2014-15 declined to the point where he spent some time in the minors. The belief was that the Kings would have to include another asset to make any trade work, which isn’t surprising given that..." June 20

  • Kings GM: ‘A possibility’ Richards returns to NHL

    Sportsnet "In late January, the Los Angeles Kings shocked everybody when they demoted 30-year-old Mike Richards to the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. A leader and a winner his whole career, it showed how much the centre had declined that not only couldn’t the Kings find a trading partner to send him to, but he..." March 14

  • Mike Richards declined Kings’ invite to the White House

    Pro Hockey Talk "The L.A. Kings will visit the White House and be honored by the President of the United States on Monday for their 2014 Stanley Cup victory. One player who won’t be there is Mike Richards. The 29-year-old had three goals and 10 points last spring as the Kings captured their second Stanley..." February 02

  • The NHL's greatest bromance has officially ended

    USA Today "With Mike Richards officially clearing waivers, we might be seeing the last phase in one of hockey’s most epic bromances. Richards will report to the AHL Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday and it’s almost certain that his playing days with best bud Jeff Carter are over. A once potent forward,..." January 28

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    Mike Halford @HalfordPHT

    Mike Richards clears waivers http://t.co/OYDN9eirdP

  • L.A. Kings place Mike Richards on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Los Angeles Kings placed Mike Richards on waivers Monday, as first reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The depth centre has seen his production drop off again this season — 15 points in 47 games — and Richards’ name had been bandied about in trade talks this season with multiple..." January 26

  • Leafs and Jets reportedly had conversations with the Kings regarding Mike Richards

    Pro Hockey Talk "In an attempt to gauge interest in Mike Richards the L.A. Kings reportedly had conversations with both the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs. According to hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, talks stalled as a result of the money remaining on Richards’ deal. The 29-year-old still has five..." January 16

  • Mike Richards not content to be Kings' fourth-line center

    ESPN "Mike Richards, it sounds like anyway, kept his word to the Mad Professor. Faced with the possibility of his contract being bought out by the Stanley Cup champions, the 29-year-old Richards vowed to Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi in June that he would be more committed to his workouts this..." September 16

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    lisa dillman @reallisa

    Breaking news ... OK, not really. But Kings will NOT be buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to Dean Lombardi.

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Kings talk up Mike Richards amid buyout speculation

    Pro Hockey Talk "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...." June 06

  • Kings' Richards eager to try warm-weather hockey

    NHL.com "As hard as Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards tries to visualize what the scene will look like at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25 for the first installment of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, he realizes there's simply nothing he's ever been a part of that would even compare. Seriously,..." November 16

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    LA Kings @LAKings

    Mike Richards is scheduled to play tonight.

  • Mike Richards '50-50' to play

    ESPN Los Angeles "Mike Richards took part in the Los Angeles Kings' morning skate Saturday and it's not out of the question he could dress in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. "It's possible, it's 50-50," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said after his team's morning skate. Richards has been out a week with a..." June 08

  • Kings' Richards ruled out of Game 4

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards did not take part in the team's morning skate at Staples Center on Thursday, and coach Darryl Sutter said he will not play in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks (9 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, RDS). Chicago leads the best-of-7..." June 06

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Darryl Sutter confirming what is fairly obvious: Mike Richards not playing tonight (concussion)

  • Mike Richards reportedly missed Game 2 with concussion-like symptoms

    LA Kings Insider "Immediately prior to Game 2 there was a stir in the press box as Mike Richards and Robyn Regehr were both listed as scratches on the official roster report before the official Kings lineup was eventually submitted and uploaded. When the lineup was finalized, Richards was held out with what was..." June 03

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Kings PR says Richards is out with an upper body injury

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Kings coach Darryl Sutter says Mike Richards is fine. Didn't want to further discuss the hit

  • Former Flyers instrumental in Kings' Cup win

    CSN Philly "It's an image Flyers fans likely dreamed about for years: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter lifting the Lord Stanley over their heads, kissing the NHL's most-prized possession and ending a long drought for a Cup-deprived city. Except in the dream, Richards and Carter weren't wearing Kings' black..." June 12

  • DeBoer, Richards bound by Kitchener ties

    L.A. Daily News "For New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer and Kings center Mike Richards, the road to the Stanley Cup came through Kitchener. DeBoer coached Richards there for four seasons as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Rangers, including a Memorial Cup-winning season. He was also an assistant..." May 30

  • Flyers' Snider rooting for Richards, Carter

    CSN Philly "In the City of Brotherly Love, Flyers fans will watch the Stanley Cup finals through gritted teeth and buyers' remorse over pricey authentic jerseys of their former stars that hang in the closet with little reason to see daylight. Former captain Mike Richards and former standout Jeff Carter are..." May 30

  • Former Flyers Richards, Carter seek Stanley Cup with the Kings

    Courier-Post "Richards and Carter still have a hard time believing how their lives were turned upside down when they were separated last June when the Flyers traded them to different teams on the same afternoon, then again when they were reunited in February. Now, against crazy odds, their Kings, seeded eighth..." May 30

  • Mike Richards, Peter DeBoer: Old friends, opposite sides

    Boston Herald "Memorial Cup winner. Olympic gold medalist. World Junior champion. Stanley Cup champion. All that is missing from the glittering resume of Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards is the fourth item, and he came within two victories of holding the Cup two years ago with the Philadelphia..." May 28

  • Mike Richards finds success away from Philadelphia

    Los Angeles Times "Upon further review, and the helpful distance of about three months, Kings center Mike Richards considered the wisdom of taking on someone about six inches taller and 35 pounds heavier. That would be a certain Phoenix Coyotes forward named Martin Hanzal. "I don't know what I was thinking,"..." May 12

  • Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards finds success away from Philadelphia

    Los Angeles Times "Upon further review, and the helpful distance of about three months, Kings center Mike Richards considered the wisdom of taking on someone about six inches taller and 35 pounds heavier. That would be a certain Phoenix Coyotes forward named Martin Hanzal. "I don't know what I was thinking,"..." May 11

  • Mike Richards' resolve pays off for Kings in Game 1 against Canucks

    Los Angeles Times "The gaps between goals grew longer for Mike Richards than seemed possible for one of the NHL's premier two-way centers, capped by a 26-game famine from mid-January to mid-March. There's more to his game, but the Kings needed him to fortify what they tried to pass off as an offense. And he knew..." April 13

  • LA Kings' Mike Richards a playoff force against Canucks

    Ottawa Citizen "If Mike Richards was having a tough season, you'd never have known it in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Canucks Richards had a part in three of the Los Angeles Kings' goals – including creating the late winner in a 4-2 win over the Canucks. Richards blocked Canuck defenceman..." April 12

  • Time for former Flyer Richards to get over it

    CSN Philly "I said to myself I wasn't going to write about this, but after hearing it I felt compelled to say something. Yes, Mike Richards. The fans have gotten over his and Jeff Carter's departure, as least as far as I know. I have yet to hear a complaint on Facebook, Twitter, or even when I'm..." February 26

  • Kings lose again without Mike Richards, 2-1 to Stars

    Los Angeles Times "For Mike Richards, there are many questions and few answers at this stage of his recovery from a head injury suffered Dec. 1. Such is the nature of a concussion. The Kings aren't using that word — just as they did not do so last season with Drew Doughty. But they, and Richards, are showing..." December 11

  • Richards helps Kings crown Flyers

    Courier-Post "A teenaged girl stood directly behind the Los Angeles Kings bench with a crown on her head and a sign in her arms: "Mike Richards always my captain, now my King." In the same row, another young girl proudly pressed a billboard against the glass: "Richie you will always be a Flyer in our..." October 16

  • Kings' Mike Richards says L.A. 'not a bad place' to start over

    Los Angeles Times "Center Mike Richards was still torn about being traded from Philadelphia to Los Angeles a month after the surprising deal was done. His perspective changed after he took a stroll along a South Bay beach. "I started thinking it's not a bad place to be and not a bad place to start a new career,"..." July 28

  • Richards plays down 'dry island' story out of Philly

    TSN.ca "Mike Richards is already looking ahead to a new future with the Los Angeles Kings, but the young centre was firing back at the past on Tuesday at a story that said he and former teammate Jeff Carter were traded out from the Philadelphia Flyers because of excessive partying. A report written in..." July 27

  • Kings trade Simmonds, Schenn for Philly captain Richards

    L.A. Daily News "Five hours after learning he'd been traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Kings, an emotional Mike Richards said he still was trying to picture himself in a Kings uniform. For the Kings, it was much easier. General manager Dean Lombardi reached into the Philly pipeline again Thursday and..." June 24

  • Flyers trade Richards and Carter, sign goaltender

    Courier-Post "They were drafted by the Flyers on the same day, June 21, 2003. Jeff Carter was taken with the 11th pick overall and Mike Richards at No. 24. They won a gold medal together for Canada in the 2005 World Junior Championships and later that spring sipped from the Calder Cup as rookie members of..." June 24

  • Pronger: Richards continues to grow up

    CSN Philly "Chris Pronger wanted to know if a certain reporter was on the line during a conference call Thursday morning. The Flyers' top defenseman had just been asked to respond to the recent finger-pointing at team captain Mike Richards, and as it turns out, he had taken offense to one story that..." May 27

  • Will Flyers, Richards 'C' the light?

    Philly.com "THEY HAVE to do it now, don't they? Even if they want Mike Richards to remain captain, even if their internal discussions conclude that this team's fading finishes in two of the last three seasons were no fault of his, haven't the Flyers introduced a virus into their system with their tepid..." May 18

  • Richards should drop the 'C'

    Philly.com "It seemed like things couldn't possibly get worse for Mike Richards. Not after the Flyers captain scored just one goal in 11 disappointing playoff games. Not after he hurt his wrist and struggled to overcome the injury. And certainly not after he was forced to have surgery following the Flyers'..." May 16

  • Flyers defend captain Richards

    Courier-Post "On Monday, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette called it a "witch hunt." On Tuesday, general manager Paul Holmgren called it "a bunch of crap." The daily saga over whether Mike Richards should retain his captaincy in the wake of the Flyers' disappointing four-game sweep at the hands of the Boston..." May 11

  • Holmgren disputes issues with Richards' leadership

    Philly.com "Paul Holmgren did not mince words. After perusing the Flyers' daily newspaper clippings, Holmgren knew the questions were coming - about his plans for the offseason, his team's injuries, and, most importantly, his team's mental makeup and leadership. Holmgren tried to set the record straight..." May 11

  • At least 5 Flyers need surgery; Holmgren defends Richards

    Philly.com "Five Flyers will have off-season surgery, general manager Paul Holmgren announced Tuesday _ and that doesn't include defenseman Chris Pronger, whose back condition is still being evaluated by doctors and isn't expected to be known until later in the day. The five: Mike Richards (wrist),..." May 10

  • Flyers defend captain after lackluster series

    Courier-Post "Flyers defend captain after lackluster series Could Mike Richards have played his final game as the Flyers' captain? Could he have played his final game as a Flyer? A year ago, those questions would have been considered preposterous, and even today they may draw the ire of Flyers' general..." May 10

  • Laviolette: Richards not to blame for Flyers' collapse

    Philly.com "Grilled for 40 minutes by reporters on subjects ranging from his use of goalies to Mike Richards' captaincy, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette smiled wryly when the session ended Monday at the team's Voorhees practice facility. "Well, that was enjoyable," he said, sarcasm dripping. During the..." May 10

  • Flyers await diagnoses of Pronger, Richards

    Philly.com "The Flyers will learn Monday whether defenseman Chris Pronger and center Mike Richards need offseason surgery, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed Saturday. An injured back and leg kept Pronger sidelined for the last three games of the Boston series. Richards played the latter part of the..." May 08

  • All Flyers' Richards can do is keep shooting

    Philly.com "SOMETIME on Monday, between his pregame nap and his pregame meal, Mike Richards tried to put himself in the right frame of mind. "You go over things that you want to do in your head," Richards said. "Certain plays that you go through in your head and what you want to do." On Saturday, in..." May 04

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