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Richards is still trying to fit in with new Blackhawks teammates

Jul 19, 2014, 4:39 PM EST

This week’s Chicago Blackhawks Fan Convention gives Brad Richards a chance to become acquainted with a new team and a new city, but it appears that he’s still in that awkward “getting to know you” phase, as NHL.com reports.

Richards, 34, isn’t even sure what to call his most famous teammates. He asked if anyone actually calls Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane by their first names, ultimately believing that “Taser and Kaner” are basically “official.”

(Really, when you consider the lack of creativity in most hockey nicknames, all Richards really needs to do is to attach “-y” or “-er” to someone’s name or an abbreviation of that name. At least, as a teammate … one would assume that Toews probably isn’t fond of being called “Captain Serious” on the ice.)

As you can tell from the full press conference, Richards is still getting used to his new surroundings. He also clearly enjoys “Game of Thrones,” which should give him some talking points with virtually everyone else:

  1. kingsfan93 - Jul 19, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Richards will get to know his teammates down the road. Right now he can’t because it is off-season.

  2. phillyphan93 - Jul 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Weak ass story, dudes been in the team a minute.

  3. patthehockeyfan - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    As an LA Kings’ fan, I wish Richards luck with the ‘Hawks next season. But, not too much luck. See you in the WCFs.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Jul 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      I have no problem with that!

  4. bleedrangerblue - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Geez. This is a breaking news story. My dog taking a dump deserves more credit than this. Are you serious???

    • royalvoyager - Jul 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM

      It’s the off season. should they write another story about the SCF??

    • 950003cups - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      If you’d like, we can all request for a Rick Nash montage of top highlight plays of the 2014 playoffs.

  5. bleedrangerblue - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Where is the Tanner Glass, Matt Lombardi, Lee Stempniak stories of despair not connecting with teammates? Listening James…

    • 950003cups - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      It’s more comical getting the story about a guy that the rags are paying more money than all three of those hacks combined, NOT to play.

  6. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Of course it’s awkward!! Because he sucks and they know it!!!!!

    • 950003cups - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      With the rags luck, he’ll get the Rocket Richard trophie this year.

  7. Hard to BeLeaf - Jul 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    He needs a nickname that ends in “-y” or “-er”. The name seams obvious after all the money he made from that buyout.

    “Richy” or “Richer”

  8. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Ha ha lol

  9. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Ole’ man Richy Rich lol ma ha ha lol

  10. dlk75150 - Jul 19, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Richer would be my name. At least the stars were in a bind and he didn’t wNt to stay here or we would have been the ones doing the buyout! Hope he sucks again this year. Totally overrated

  11. dlk75150 - Jul 19, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Richer would be my name. At least the stars were in a bind and he didn’t wNt to stay here or we would have been the ones doing the buyout! Hope he sucks again this year. Totally overrated

  12. billiam55 - Jul 20, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    hawks fans this is the guy your gonna be yelling at on the tv. every team has that player that makes us frustrated and i can say richards was mine. hes slow and a turnover machine.

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