Latest on Brad Richards and Milan Lucic, plus updates on the Bruins, Blue Jackets, Red Wings and Stars.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Brad Richards had his first formal introduction to Blackhawks fans at a recent fan convention in Chicago. Richards said he’s hoping for a smooth transition with the club.
NBC SPORTS: In a recent interview with The Hockey News, Boston Bruins forward expressed regret for his action in the series-closing handshake lineup with the Montreal Canadiens back in May, but he won’t apologize.
CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty believes the cap-strapped Boston Bruins should keep an eye on Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes, who is apparently a couple of months away from walking away via free agency.
NHL.COM: Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson believes his club is ready to make a statement this coming season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The addition this summer of Scott Hartnell should help, but it would also be worthwhile to get Ryan Johansen under contract before training camp begins.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The arbitration hearing for Stars forward Antoine Roussel is slated for Tuesday (July 22).
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings ownership has a “bold vision” for their new arena district.