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07-13-2011, 06:35 PM
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I went to a game in chicago in early 2007, against detroit. I was able to buy a ticket in the 1st row next to the penalty box on the day of the game. The place was only have full and half of those were detroit fans.

In the 5 months I was working out there, I don't think I saw even 1 blackhawk game televised.

Even supposedly "good" markets can go bad.
yeah idk, they had really good food though

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How about this pic?


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How about this pic?

Oh man how old were they there

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07-14-2011, 11:31 AM
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lol, looks like somebody is messing with BR's twitter account:

BRichards_1991: im a dork!.... im still signed in in NYC!! uh oh!!!!!!

followed by:

BRichards_1991: signing out for ya!! im a nice hacker!! HEy dude btw..its Tommy Lee!!! hahah!! @mrtommyland

http://twitter.com/BRichards_1991

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07-14-2011, 08:38 PM
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I would like to point out that multiple people here told me "no chance that Sather signs Richards for a 5+ year deal at more than 7 mil+ a season".

Guess they were right. He got a 5+ year deal for 6.7 mil a season.


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lol, looks like somebody is messing with BR's twitter account:

BRichards_1991: im a dork!.... im still signed in in NYC!! uh oh!!!!!!

followed by:

BRichards_1991: signing out for ya!! im a nice hacker!! HEy dude btw..its Tommy Lee!!! hahah!! @mrtommyland

http://twitter.com/BRichards_1991
The more important question here is..... why is Brad Richards hanging out in a hotel with Tommy Lee?

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@BRichards_1991 Hey buddy!No need to change everything Ya just left the hotel signed in!! Don't know ur password etc and I logged OUT for ya

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07-14-2011, 08:58 PM
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One of the biggest positives about acquiring Richards, is that he shoots lefty.... Lefty Center + Lefty RW = ideal for getting off one-timers.... Goaltenders are going to have a difficult time with Richards' precision passing coupled with Gaborik's release. Key next season is going to be getting shots off and having a forward on the ice who can chase down loose pucks and bang home rebounds. Dubinsky would fill that roll nicely but I'm more concerned about spreading out the scoring depth so it'll depend on what the rest of the forwards are generating out there.

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07-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee saves Brad Richards from Twitter hack

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puc...urn=nhl-wp9172

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MrTommyLand Tommy Lee
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@BRichards_1991 Hey Brad!! im checking out of this hotel..should i stay signed in and see what happens? livin on the edge -
8 minutes ago


BRichards_1991 Brad Richards
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@MrTommyLand you might my first week as a Ranger a memorable one!! Sign out bro. Safety first
50 seconds ago

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07-15-2011, 12:22 PM
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hopefully the Twitter debacle is the sloppiest thing Brad ever does in NY

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That's a dorky looking picture, no doubt. But I don't think he's THAT dorky.

He looks sorta like Marc in the second picture.
You and Tommy Lee were on the same page thinking BR looks like a dork

http://twitter.com/#!/Brichards_1991

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07-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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24. The other teams who pitched Brad Richards walked away feeling he was going to New York all along. Sounds like the only team that really made him think was Los Angeles, due to the size of its entourage and creativity of presentation. The Kings knew it was a long shot, but decided to try anyway. It's like the old Michael Jordan saying: "You always miss 100 per cent of the shots you don't take."

25. One story I'll always remember about John Tortorella and Richards: back in 2007, we had a mid-week December game in Tampa. Richards (and the Lightning) were having a nightmarish season, and he was close to minus-20 at the time. Tortorella refused to criticize the centre, saying he was competing hard and playing with linemates who couldn't keep up. You could see how Richards really appreciated that.
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One of the biggest positives about acquiring Richards, is that he shoots lefty.... Lefty Center + Lefty RW = ideal for getting off one-timers.... Goaltenders are going to have a difficult time with Richards' precision passing coupled with Gaborik's release.
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26. As for chemistry with Marian Gaborik, Richards, a left-hand shot, explained last season that he liked the idea of another lefty playing the right side. Richards says that setup gives him more options for putting the puck in a scoring area, especially drop passes.

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07-19-2011, 11:50 PM
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i HATE drop passes...worst pass in the game by far.

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i HATE drop passes...worst pass in the game by far.
That's only because the last player we had that was good at them retired 12 years ago.

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That's only because the last player we had that was good at them retired 12 years ago.
Exactly. If done properly( which Gomez didn't know how to do) it can lead to a lot of open ice for Gaborik. Richards will push the D back.

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07-20-2011, 10:44 AM
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Exactly. If done properly( which Gomez didn't know how to do) it can lead to a lot of open ice for Gaborik. Richards will push the D back.
Yeah, drop passes can be effective if you have smart players.

Example, the GWG in the 2006 Olympics final, the double drop pass goal (well, at least Sundin made a clear drop pass):



I can understand Inferno's initial frustration over years and years of flubbed passes though, NYR haven't exactly had an abundance of skilled, smart players of top calibre recently. I don't think I've ever seen a team screw up as many oddman rushes as this team has in the last 5 years.


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Yeah, drop passes can be effective if you have smart players.


I can understand Inferno's initial frustration over years and years of flubbed passes though, NYR haven't exactly had an abundance of skilled, smart players of top calibre recently. I don't think I've ever seen a team screw up as many oddman rushes as this team has in the last 5 years.
It has been so bad, I close my eyes every time I see one develop. Same with our power play actually.

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07-22-2011, 03:00 PM
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Derek Stepan today on signing @BRichards_1991 "I am so excited to be able to play with him and be around him every day"
https://twitter.com/#!/thenyrangers/...95957693104128

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More Stepan: "I will be on the ice with him every day...& when you model your game after someones like his, it's huge opportunity for me"
https://twitter.com/#!/thenyrangers/...96453266898944

Torts compared Stepan to Richards last season.

Stepan is in town for the Rangers hockey school. He is an instructor at the school. Sauer is also an instructor.

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Derek Stepan: "I would love to play left wing on that line. (w/Gabby/Richards)..but I'll play anywhere, center, right wing, not defense ."
https://twitter.com/#!/stevezipay/st...97544528330752

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Stepan said that he would "have slapped you in the face" for suggesting he could be on same line with Richards/Gaborik a year ago...
https://twitter.com/#!/JimCerny/stat...98235380535296

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might not be the best fit on lw, but that would be great for stepan's development to play that close to richards.

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