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08:21 AM ET 11.23 | Growing up, Brad Richards didn't much know much about life in the city. [Richards], the son of lobster fishers in Prince Edward Island, joined the Rangers just 17 months ago, but he is definitely a New Yorker now. In the days after Hurricane Sandy, he has been a frequent volunteer in hard-hit parts of the city, gutting flood-damaged homes in Queens and helping to organize a benefit hockey clinic on Staten Island. It is work he has let others speak for, work he has not wanted treated like a celebrity photo opportunity. On Saturday, Richards will help make a public contribution, serving as a team captain in a charity game in Atlantic City to benefit families affected by the hurricane.

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November 23, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Thanks Brad. A much welcomed ray of sunshine in the cesspool that is the NHL.

November 23, 2012  09:52 AM ET

as an aside...he grew as the son of a lobster fisherman. He probably used to get sick & tired of eating lobster...if that it possible.

November 23, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Lobster Bisque, Lobster rolls, lobster cakes, lobster fra diablo

November 23, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Lobster Bisque, Lobster rolls, lobster cakes, lobster fra diablo

butterflied shrimp, shrimp kabob, shrimp on the barbie, popcorn shrimp, pepper shrimp, sezhuan shrimp, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo...

My favorite part of Forest Gump.

November 23, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Lobster Bisque, Lobster rolls, lobster cakes, lobster fra diablo

They were poor. So it was more like lobster and beans, lobster and Kraft Dinner, lobster and scrambled eggs...

November 23, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

butterflied shrimp, shrimp kabob, shrimp on the barbie, popcorn shrimp, pepper shrimp, sezhuan shrimp, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo...

My favorite part of Forest Gump.

Not my favourite but it's a beauty.

November 23, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

as an aside...he grew as the son of a lobster fisherman. He probably used to get sick & tired of eating lobster...if that it possible.

Growing up, Brad Richards didn't much know much about life in the city. [Richards], the son of lobster fishers in Prince Edward Island, joined the Rangers just 17 months ago, but he is definitely a New Yorker now.


So growing up in PEI means you know nothing of city life...what a joke!


And back in the day, lobster was only fed to the servants, the kids, the jailbirds, etc...my how times change.

November 23, 2012  11:41 AM ET

Good for him.

November 23, 2012  12:11 PM ET
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Growing up, Brad Richards didn't much know much about life in the city. [Richards], the son of lobster fishers in Prince Edward Island, joined the Rangers just 17 months ago, but he is definitely a New Yorker now.So growing up in PEI means you know nothing of city life...what a joke!And back in the day, lobster was only fed to the servants, the kids, the jailbirds, etc...my how times change.

amazing that back in the heyday of the fishing industry they had unlimited access to oysters, lobster, crabs, squid...it was also considered third rate junk... most of my old mans relatives in Newfoundland still dont eat that stuff, old habits die hard.

November 23, 2012  01:47 PM ET
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amazing that back in the heyday of the fishing industry they had unlimited access to oysters, lobster, crabs, squid...it was also considered third rate junk... most of my old mans relatives in Newfoundland still dont eat that stuff, old habits die hard.

But I'm sure you can't sneak a bottle of Screech past them...

November 23, 2012  05:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thanks Brad. A much welcomed ray of sunshine in the cesspool that is the NHL.

Brad chose to lead by example and do something useful with his free time. I salute him. All the others might want to get their heads out of their own arses, quit whining and help those who are still hurting. It might give them a little bit of a perspective on how fortunate they are.

November 23, 2012  05:45 PM ET

Class Act

November 23, 2012  09:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Brad chose to lead by example and do something useful with his free time. I salute him. All the others might want to get their heads out of their own arses, quit whining and help those who are still hurting. It might give them a little bit of a perspective on how fortunate they are.

You mean the owners?

 
November 24, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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You mean the owners?

There are only 30 owners and most of them are old farts who can barely walk. There are hundreds of young, strong, healthy players sitting around doing nothing but pissing off their loved ones.

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