With the NFL offseason finally underway and MLB’s trade deadline fast approaching, there is a lot going on this week. I could have easily posted an NFL or MLB-related photo, but the hockey fan inside me decided against that.
In the photo above, former Flyers captain Mike Richards poses with Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi at a meeting with the media on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Richards was unexpectedly traded to the Kings on June 23, a day that also saw Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren trade Jeff Carter to the Blue Jackets and sign No. 1 goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
Richards will don jersey No. 10 with the Kings (hey, this is the 10th edition of “Sports photo of the week” – what a coincidence!) since No. 18 is retired for Dave Taylor. The Kings already have Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar up front; now, they have a four-time, 60-point scorer in Richards.