I said to myself I wasn't going to write about this, but after hearing it I felt compelled to say something.

Yes, Mike Richards.

The fans have gotten over his and Jeff Carter's departure, as least as far as I know. I have yet to hear a complaint on Facebook, Twitter, or even when I'm wandering the streets in Philadelphia, I don't hear anything like "why did we trade our franchise players?"

For the life of me, I just can't figure out why the former Flyers' captain can't let it go either.



NBC recently aired its 30-minute show, NHL 36. The show profiles a player and it happened to be Mike Richards on the night I watched. In the 30 minutes, he referred to Philly at least twice and a sense of bitterness could be heard in his voice.

But what really irks me is his constant criticism of Philadelphia's media. It came up AGAIN this week when his long-lost partner, Carter, was traded across the country and reunited with "Richie."