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Richards Now At Home In LA

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

Had the Flyers won the Cup in 2010 instead of falling to the Chicago Blackhawks in the final, you never know. This might have turned out differently. But they didn’t, and it didn’t. And so less than four months after his shocking trade to the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Richards had to settle for this:

An orange sign behind the Kings’ bench during warm-ups: “RICHIE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A FLYER IN OUR [HEART].” A thank-you message on the scoreboard from the Flyers and a standing ovation from the fans early in the first period – while he was preparing for a defensive zone faceoff. Boos just about every time he touched the puck afterward. Oh, and the cherry on top – the first assist on the overtime goal that gave his new team a 3-2 victory over his old one.

“I know he was very anxious about this game,” Kings coach Terry Murray said, “and at the end of the day, how fitting is that?”

All things considered, maybe this is for the best.

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Primis's avatar

Philly will regret trading Richards.  Maybe not Carter, but definitely Richards.  They had a window…. and it closed when they traded Mike.

Can you imagine if the Kings were to win the Cup this year?

Posted by Primis on 10/17/11 at 09:26 AM ET

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