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The Daily: Richardson’s Christmas gift was game with Red Wings; Golden Knights raising interest in Kane?

Patrick Kane to Vegas speculation is growing



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Could Patrick Kane be Vegas bound?

The recent death of former NHL forward Dave Richardson was passing without much fanfare, much like his all-too-brief career with the Detroit Red Wings.

Richardson, who died at the age of 82, played 45 NHL games – 41 for the New York Rangers, three for the Chicago Blackhawks and one for the Red Wings. It would be his farewell NHL game and it came on Christmas Day, 1967 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Detroit acquired Richardson and veteran NHL defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot for Bob McCord and Duke Harris via a November 1967 deal with the fledgling Minnesota North Stars. Richardson was given assignment to Central League’s Memphis South Stars.

However, injuries to Paul Henderson, Bruce MacGregor and Ted Hampson left Detroit depleted at forward. Red Wings coach Sid Abel would be calling up an entire forward line. He brought Richardson, Jim Peters Jr. and Doug Roberts up from Memphis. Abel spotted them in on all three of his forward lines during a 3-1 loss to the Leafs on Dec. 25.

Returning to Memphis, that would be one of 18 stops Richardson was making during a 15-season pro career.

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Hockey Now Network

Colorado: The growing injury list for the Colorado Avalanche is now including Cale Makar, Gabriel Landeskog, Darren Helm, Erik Johnson and Pavel Francouz.

Calgary: Is there a growing rift developing between Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving and coach Darryl Sutter?

Vegas: There are published reports confirming that the Vegas Golden Knights are showing interest in acquiring Patrick Kane from Chicago.

San Jose: Yes, that was former San Jose Sharks star Joe Thornton in a Super Bowl ad alongside fellow ex-NHL star P.K. Subban.

Los Angeles: As the Jakob Chychrun to LA rumors continue to spread, Los Angeles Kings coach Todd McLellan took time to address how such speculation impacts a team.

Boston: Forward Jake DeBrusk is doubtful to be playing Tuesday when the Boston Bruins are facing the Dallas Stars. He’s been missing the past 15 games due to a leg injury.

Pittsburgh: There’s a possibility that injured Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry could be back for Tuesday’s game at San Jose.

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers have done an injustice to backup netminder Felix Sandstrom this season.

Washington: Washington Capitals coach Peter Laviolette was explaining wht he was benching forwards Dylan Strome and Sonny Milano during their loss to San Jose.

Florida: A 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild was moving the Florida Panthers to within a point of a playoff spot. However, the team may have lost defenseman Brandon Montour to injury.

Montreal: Could the Montreal Canadiens be renewing their interest in acquiring forward Vitali Kravtsov from the New York Rangers?

Islanders: Following successive losses to Vancouver and Montreal, New York Islanders coach Lane Lambert was putting his team through a harsh practice on Monday.