Puck Podcast – July 29, 2011

In the first period of this week’s Puck Podcast we’ll recap all the news from the past week in the NHL. In the second period we’ll have an interview with John Maher, Minnesota Wild Vice President of Brand Management, to discuss the team’s reality show “Becoming Wild”. In the third period we’ll read your e-mails. All that and more on this edition of the Puck Podcast.

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  1. As for the comment about the Richards/Carter party rumors only starting when they leave town: that isn’t entirely true. These rumors have been message board and sports radio fodder for the better part of three years. Many pictures exist on the internet of Richards and Carter drunk at fraternity houses during mid-season. Also, considering that Richards was the last to show up to camp and was reportedly the worst conditioned player there, it warrants a heavy amount of speculation in this report. Also, Richards is the captain of the team. When your coach puts up a policy on the board, it is your responsibility as captain to help set an example to the rest of your teammate. This illustrates another example of Richards failing as a leader and as a captain.

    I know Eddie is a Kings fan, so he doesn’t want to hear about the detriments of his team’s new center, but even Homer admitted that this policy was in fact in place. And let’s be honest, it WAS affecting Richards and Carter’s play. From when these rumors first surfaced 3 years ago, each player has begun to drop their overall point totals, and even Richards’ plus minus and two way play has dropped off. He went from a Selke candidate to an above average defensive center. I guess my point is that I think it was unfair to dismiss this article just so casually. His lifestyle and attitude likely contributed to why he was traded. Teams don’t just go trading their CAPTAIN for prospects when they consider themselves a cup contender.

  2. Mike,
    Thanks for the information – good to know and definitely adds another layer to the story.

    No. 😉


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