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Sunday, October 30, 2011

88-89 OPC Tribute: Richards, Doan and Read

  Mike Richards time as captain of the Philadelphia Flyers was a tumultuous one.  He helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2009 but had feuds with the media, including a verbal boycott on his behalf, and was accused of partying to excess.  In the 2011 off-season, Richards, along with fellow accused-party bud, Jeff Carter, were shipped out of Philadelphia.  Richards was sent to the Los Angeles Kings, where he has had a solid start with 10 points in 10 games.

#58 - Mike Richards

  A 7th round pick in 1995 by the Winnipeg Jets, Shane Doan has become the face of the franchise, the franchise of the Phoenix Coyotes that is.  Doan played one year in Winnipeg before the team moved to Phoenix.  Doan is one of three current NHLers to have played for the originally Jets franchise.  Doan has had a solid career including a Memorial Cup win, playing in the 2006 Olympics, winning 2 Gold medals at the World Hockey Championships and beating the Mantracker.

#59 - Shane Doan

  Undrafted free agent, Matt Read, made the Flyer roster after a strong training camp.  Read had spent the last four seasons with the Bemidji State Beavers of the NCAA.  Read signed the Flyers at the end of the NCAA season in March 2011 and played the the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, scoring 13pts in 11 games.

#126 - Matt Read

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