#4|Oct 15, 2011|Kings at Flyers|7:00 p.m. ET
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10-15-2011, 11:43 AM
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Richards will only get boo'ed by Eagles and Phillies fans who want to find something to get pissed off about with the Flyers and try to drag us down.
Richards was the captain of a team who went to the Finals, and every other captain who has done that in this town has been rather revered outside of Lindros, and even then he's largely been forgiven for whatever transgressions. At the very least, it shouldn't be any different than Gagne last year, a polite clap or cheers out of appreciation, and then it is game time and you are the enemy.
People act all pissed off at Richards, but until January of this year he was the most popular player on the team, and arguably the most popular athlete in Philadelphia considering each core fanbase, and he didn't pull a power play to get himself out of town like Lindros did, and even showed up on the radio the day after he got traded.
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