Richter May Retire

It is more of a suggestion, but I think Mike Richter should take it seriously. It’s funny how an injury does not seem much of one until medical results show up. After all, Richter did finish the game in Edmonton when getting kneed to the head, and made some good saves too. After leaving that one practice after 10 minutes, and then participating in the next morning pracitces, it just did not seem such a serious injury.

It has not been confirmed of which level the concussion stands at, but if Richter is out indefinitely, as of now, then it should be for about 2 months or so, especially since that fracture he received in March.

Still, people were wrong when questioning about Richter’s health; mostly referring to his knees. This is just a horrible injury for a goalie to face, especially a world class goalie like Richter. It was very unexpected, but it happened. Richter is much in danger if he keeps continuing his career. I would suggest for him to retire as well. He got his 300 wins as a Ranger, he will most likely retire his jersey as a Ranger, so Mikey…stay with your family and don’t risk of worsening your injury.

As for the Rangers, Blackburn has kept his team in a 4-1 record for the last 5 games. Saved the Rangers against the Sharks, and did not do much work against the Flames, just stopping Iginla on a breakaway and stopping outside shots.

This has already been an unfortunate season for the Rangers. The team has not played one game at 100% of health yet, but the good news is that Holik’s injury is small, yet could be either short-term or long-term. The Rangers need Lindros (also rumored to have an elbow problem) and Bure to score goals. The offense has failed to win games for the Rangers at some point this season.

Wish Richter the best, especially since he has been the best US goaltender in recent years.

23 Responses to Richter May Retire

  1. MantaRay says:

    Simply ace reporting with the “very, very, very mild concussion” comment on your original post two days ago. Typical Mikster guesswork.

    How could Holiks injury be small, yet be out long-term?? Its like saying he could play today or be out the season. Nice guesswork

    Did Holik sustain this injury falling on his wallet?

    FYI: The Trottier factor: 2-0 without him behind the bench.

    P.S. Thanks for enacting your own Patroit Act, censoring my last post.

  2. mikster says:

    Well, Richter plays the rest of the game, practices….a lot of people expected him to return in less than a month. It was not guesswork, just speculation.

    Holik’s injury is small because it concerns two small ligaments. So yes, that is small. However, the small injury can be long term or short term.

    Oh wow, two games without Trots, two wins, yep…definitely proves Trottier is not worth it.


    Typical biast Mantaray inductive reasoning.

    P.S. What censoring????

  3. MantaRay says:

    You slighted two news sources which basically said the injury was more serious, but instead of utilizing the info, you choose to ignore it and guessed your own diagnosis.

    Ligament damage is not small, it takes alot time to heal. He is not even allowed to skate.

    Two wins for a team like the Ranger$ is a huge deal.

    You don’t even know what deductive reasoning is.

    My post was dele

  4. mikster says:

    NYTimes usually gets info from other sources, especially the Post. I normally use 2 sources when one makes a statement, and i don’t bother reading the Times at all, only for class work. Good writing, but i can’t stand the biast authors.

    Now i have more than 4, and like i said previously, that was more than enough for me to believe his concussion.

    The affected ligaments are small. That is the small injury that could be short term or long term. That’s exactly a hip-point flexor. I basically said the samething you just said. You’re right, ligaments usually take a long time to heal. I myself have ligament problems and tendant problems for years now. Don’t try to give me medical lectures, i hear them everyday with my dad and it drives me crazy enough!

    Two wins for the Ranger$ is not such a big deal. They are a $75M dollar team, that is with bonuses. THN lists the Rangers with a $69M dollar base salary.

    What shocked me is that the Devs are 8th, and the Capitals are behind the Devils!!! In payroll, that is.

    Anyway, 2 wins isn’t such a big deal considering that they are 4-1 in their last 5, and before the Devils burned the Habs defense last night, both Rangers and Devils were 6-4 in their last 10.

    You don’t know what inductive reasoning is, unless you took psychology, which you probably did!

    As for the post deleted….is this it?

    I can’t delete any comments. I can only edit/delete the articles written by members that i post. You can ask TradeMan about that.

  5. titans says:

    Ahh I’ve missed this!

  6. saksfan says:

    Who is, or who was, Trottier’s temporary replacement?

  7. mikster says:

    I think Schoenfeld was given the wins, or they each got one win in the last two games. They just ran the team the same way with Trots. O’Reilly the offense, Schoeny the defense and Green…umm…cheerleader?

  8. edmontonrules says:

    Personally I thought he should have retired about five years ago.

  9. BuTThEAd8889 says:


  10. BeAvIs8088 says:

    This is true..I also heard this and he does take it up the ass…he is having a secret homosexual relationship with Keith Primeau

  11. MantaRay says:

    Ok Spinster, you’ve made some really dumb comments that need to be addressed:

    “NYTimes usually gets info from other sources, especially the Post”.

    -Your evidence to back this statement up?

    “I normally use 2 sources when one makes a statement”

    From everything you have ever posted you typically never have a source and typically comment by the seat of your pants.

    “i don’t bother reading the Times at all, only for class work. Good writing, but i can’t stand the biast authors”.

    -biast authors? Yet, you consider them good writers? How?

    There is a reason why you need this for class work. The New York Times is one of the most renowned and objective papers in the world.

    I actually think Jason Diamos is one of the best hockey writers in the country. He actually knows the dynamics of the game.

    As far as the two game winning streak:

    For a bottom 20 team like the Rangers Two wins Are big. Regardless of their salary base.

    Yes, I have a degree in Psychology as well as Marketing.

  12. MantaRay says:

    I believe Green is still in charge of the defense. I don’t understand how he still has a job.

  13. mikster says:

    Green is always up in the booths.

    He is not in charge of the defense, Schoenfeld is. I think they kept Green just for friendship reasons and not to pay the rest of his contract right away. He has this one year left, so i guess they are just going to keep him. They only fired Low, and Walt Kyle’s contract ended this summer.

  14. MossRocks says:

    If Richter retires he has to promise to take Larry Brooks with him. Brooks can write Richter’s memoirs for him. Like about how he plays hockey by day and is a caped crusader by night in Gotham City. It would be great and Larry wouldn’t lose any of his journalistic integrity.

  15. lester250 says:

    If you think Mike’s career is over you are mistaken… Mike is the greatest American goalie ever, and is the best U.S. goalie playing currently. Any goalie who can come back from such severe knee injuries and still play like he was 25 years old is great. He has had unfortunate injuries but I know he’ll be back. The Rangers have a good chance to win the cup and Richter can play a starring role in that. He is a class-act goalie, and has never blammed his team for poor defense… So please don’t insult such a great goalie by saying he will retire…

  16. mikster says:

    It’s dangerous to play hockey after a skull fracture and a concussion. Hell, aside from my shoulder and back problems, i had to taste what it’s like with a minor concussion and i just changed my mind on starting to play hockey.

  17. TheBricks says:

    If he retires, It will sure be upsetting for me. As a lil guy I grew up watching Mike Richter tend the Rangers net. Richter’s a warrior and he proved that all through out his career. He’s done it all…represented the United States in the Olymipcs, World Cup of Hockey, and even did it all by ending a 54 year curse…something I am so grateful for him doing!

    Everyone will be so quick to jump on him, but we all know if Richter had the Rangers on top of the Atlantic Division, people would definately be singing a different tune.

  18. nexusrage21 says:

    (“i don’t bother reading the Times at all, only for class work. Good writing, but i can’t stand the biast authors”.

    -biast authors? Yet, you consider them good writers? How? )

    A person can be a good writer and still show personal bias in their writing.

  19. nexusrage21 says:

    While it’s good to know that Mike and Keith found true love, I don’t think either of these posts has any relevance.

  20. ProngerBlues44 says:

    All that the Rangers need to do is pay close attention to the Blues when they drop a goalie when Brent Johnson returns. Pick up that guy and play him with Blackburn. If they still have goalie troubles, reach in those deep pockets (Like they do every summer) and sign a goalie or trade a forward for a good goalie.

    ~Jeff P.

  21. aafiv says:

    Mike Richter is a great goalie. He is also an old goalie who has been very injury prone as of late. I don’t think that it’s an insult to suggest that he might retire. At this point it’s not necessarily out of the question.

    I don’t really think that the Rangers have a shot at the cup this year with or without Richter. Injuries aside, they’re just not very good regardless of the big-names (and salaries) they have. The coaching, level of play and chemistry will have be significantly raised for this team to cut it.

    My 2 cents.

  22. NYR88Express says:

    me too, i can’t imagine another starting goalie in a Rangers sweater…i grew up with Mikey

  23. MantaRay says:

    While I agree in part with your take Nexus, I think the bottom line for a good writer is he has to provide the evidence for you to make your own objective assessment.

    Which the times does very well.

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