But Carl insulted me by saying he didn’t like blondes and thought I was weird for being on a dating app.” On the disastrous encounter with Kyle, “Listen, I took my Montauk wardrobe very seriously and the second he insulted my swimsuit, it was like ‘God damn, it’s done now.’ ”Andy asks if they’ve been involved in a bit of a gang up on Lala Kent. If you know what she was saying in between seasons about Katie, you would be doing exactly what I’m doing.”Andy asks Scheana a few questions about her split with Shay.On the rumors that Shay went missing for six days: “He did.When I mentioned to a senior doctor recently that I was interviewing Professor Sir Mike Richards, he made a surprising remark.“You know, I don’t think there anyone alive in Britain today who has saved more lives than Mike,” he told me. In the 13 years that Richards was the NHS’s first National Cancer Director, he was responsible for an unprecedented overhaul in how the disease was treated.
They are a team I like to follow and when the Kings acquired Richards back on June 23rd, 2011 for Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn it was a blockbuster.
Richards and his former/soon to be reunited teammate Jeff Carter had some partying issues, dating back from 2009.
However, The Kings got the best player in the deal in Mike Richards who was only one calendar year removed from a Stanley Cup appearance in 2010 with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Simmonds was well liked in LA and Schenn was back then, the Kings top prospect.
A once potent forward, Richards has seen his playing time decline significantly over the past two seasons.
Now a third- and fourth-line center on a team that doesn’t lack for depth, Richards has five goals, 15 points and a minus-seven rating in 47 games and comes with a huge .75 million cap hit for the next five years.
That 44 points would prove to be a high point for Richards (although he did have a 50 pace in the lockout shortened season).
Last season, after Dean Lombardi refused to use a compliance buyout on Richards, he was put on waivers. Then during the summer, Richards’ contract was terminated due to an arrest at the border (drug possession).
And the results were dramatic – in 2010, five-year survival rates for five of the most common cancers had improved by up to 15 per cent, while a study earlier this year showed death rates from breast cancer had fallen by 41 per cent in the past two decades.
To put that in context: 130,000 people in Britain die from cancer annually, so Richards can claim some of the credit for saving or lengthening the lives of more than 10,000 people a year who would otherwise have died.
ORG XMIT: 119008455 LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 25: Jeff Carter (R) #77 and Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings skate prior to the start of the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on February 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.