This week’s Chicago Blackhawks Fan Convention gives Brad Richards a chance to become acquainted with a new team and a new city, but it appears that he’s still in that awkward “getting to know you” phase, as NHL.com reports.
Richards, 34, isn’t even sure what to call his most famous teammates. He asked if anyone actually calls Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane by their first names, ultimately believing that “Taser and Kaner” are basically “official.”
(Really, when you consider the lack of creativity in most hockey nicknames, all Richards really needs to do is to attach “-y” or “-er” to someone’s name or an abbreviation of that name. At least, as a teammate … one would assume that Toews probably isn’t fond of being called “Captain Serious” on the ice.)
As you can tell from the full press conference, Richards is still getting used to his new surroundings. He also clearly enjoys “Game of Thrones,” which should give him some talking points with virtually everyone else: