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Brad Richards’ charity event raises about $10K for Hurricane Sandy relief

Nov 17, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers controls the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Brad Richards and a group of New York Rangers managed to raise about $10K for those affected by Hurricane Sandy with a couple of hockey clinics, according to New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay.

Marian Gaborik, Brian Boyle and Jeff Halpern were also among the other Rangers – 11 overall – who were on hand.

“We know what’s gone on, we’re trying to do different things in different areas,” Richards said. “Hopefully it does something for the community and the kids. We’re in a position to do something; guys do a lot of this stuff but it goes unnoticed. We just want to be part of the community.”

The two 45-minute sessions attracted about 300 people, Zipay reports.

  1. ib4joey - Nov 18, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    moneys make go for player dumb pockets. nhl strong group no cave jerk greedy nhlpa. it work out good in end joey sure things sometimes. thinker i am.

    • blomfelb - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:04 AM

      Once again my astute friend Joey is right on the money, which is not to be confused with the money that the misinformed & uneducated NHLPA thinks they deserve. Hey cool babies, not saying you don’t earn the dinero with your play but you gotta always remember who signs the checks & not bite that hand feeding the necessary Alpo into your classic red dishes marked carefully “Fido” on em! No Mr. Richards while I don’t discount your charitable heart, the hurricane you SHOULD be worried about goes by the name of “Gary Bettman” and he’s coming to put you in your place fast so we can get this season started under the sensible terms the owners have in mind.

      • blomfelb - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:06 AM

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:49 AM

        Yup, the owners are not playing nice but I’m pretty sure they’ve put their best offer on the table and the players should just take it. The owners can lose ten seasons, the players need this one. Let’s go.

      • blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 3:52 AM

        Blomfelb & Ib4joey – Regardless of whoever or whatever you are, I’ll have you know friend that you’re fooling absolutely no one ! Now I’ve personally no problem with your funny little prank here, just as I’m sure comrade Id4joey doesn’t have either ? Nonetheless, what you’ve now done with your silliness is to draw the attention of my “gun captains” who unfortunately for you, I’ve no control over. So take care of yourself and God speed to you …

  2. blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    “Hopefully it does something for the community and the kids” … Brad Richards

    “Me want more money ! … me want vodka ! … me make score goals !” … Alexander Ovechkin

    The bottom line friends is that Brad Richards is a “quality” human being, whereas Alexander Ovechkin is not. And it’s only because of people like Brad Richards, that one hasn’t completely lost hope for humanity. As an ardent and values-driven fan of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, I tip my hat to Brad Richards and the excellent example he’s setting ! :)



  3. rainyday56 - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    Dec. 3

  4. deadrabbit79 - Nov 18, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Regardless of your views about the lockout, the players, and owners. Dont you think they are best served for an article about…..the lockout? The guy is doing good things to help people in areas that were devasted by Sandy. I am not a Ranger fan and i have my opinions about the lockout but in this case i applaud Brad Richards snd say thank you.

  5. bcjim - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Not to look a gift horse in the mouth but couldn’t Brad Richards find 10k in the cracks of his sofa?

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM

      How much did you donate asshat?

      • bcjim - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM

        Well, as a percent of salary, if Richards (himself) gave 10K, my equivalent donation would be a couple of hundred $.

        Lets just say that I have nothing to be ashamed of in terms of what I have donated. AND I actually suffered some loss in this storm (not tremendous but not insignificant either).

    • teaspoon1731 - Nov 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM

      i’m sure richards, and many of the other rangers have actually donated their own money as well. that was not the point of this article. instead of sitting at home, they got out and did something to help. that’s admirable regardless of how much they raised.

  6. somekat - Nov 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    10k for Sandy relief? Yeah, that’ll fix someone’s driveway. What about thier house?

    If the best they could do is 10k, the players should of at least matched it (and 20k still wouldn’t be worth a story)

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      What type of event have you organized?

  7. id4joey - Nov 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM


    Please note that someone has now begun posting here under the erroneous names of “blomfelb” and “Ib4joey” ! Of course these names are fake and they should in no way be confused with either “yours truly” or blomfeld. blomfeld already has a good handle on who’s behind this little caper. But for good measure, he has also asked his old friend “Stransky” to take a look into this (ie: Stransky is a physicist and an expert in forensic causation analysis) and he’s assured blomfeld that he’ll have the name of this imposter within 48 hours, with a margin for error of “plus or minus” 2.5 hours. Once this imposter has been identified, then suffice it to say that he/she will be “dealt with” quickly and ruthlessly.

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