News: Mike Richter WILL Play In The Alumni Game

On MSG, Sam mentioned that Mike Richter WILL play in the alumni game but not as a goalie.

Richter had been looking for clearance from doctors to play in the game. He was worried about his old concussion symptoms coming back.

Any Mike Richter is better than no Mike Richter.

The Rangers goalies for the game are Dan Blackburn and John Vanbiesbrouck.

The game will be broadcast on Versus





6 comments
Loose Joint
Loose Joint

Great info about Elliot. Hopefully, the knicks were impressed enough to give him a shot! With Shved not being signed yet and this player being the MVP of D League I think he's worth a small contract to see what he can bring to our team. Definitely need to find diamonds in the ruff!!

coralogre
coralogre

If the Knicks want offense to support Melo and Afflalo they need to look no further than Dell's other son, Seth... Plain and simple. Seth can be the Knicks Derrick Fisher without a doubt.

nyoak34
nyoak34

It may be useful to mention that he missed his rookie year after having surgery on both knees. He missed most of the '11-12 season after having shoulder surgery and then missed the entire '12-13 season after blowing out his left Achiles. Oh, and by the way, he transferred from Duke to Memphis after his freshman year to care for his ailing mother who had cancer and eventually died while he as in the midst of all of these injuries. 


While he has played on several different teams, he, as a matter of fact, has hardly bounced around at all being that he was unable to walk for quite a bit of this time. He had, in fact, been injured for the first three years of his career and only the last two years has he been able to stay healthy and the results are mentioned above. He was the no. 22 pick in the draft with a lot of upside and is still fighting for his shot.


If you look UNDER the surface, I would say his journey deserves more than... "On the surface, Williams is a 26-year-old who has bounced around since the Blazers drafted him in the first round in 2010." 


The Knicks are obviously searching for diamonds in the rough, hoping that out of their stockpile of Ledo, Shved (if he signs), Derrick Williams, Galloway, Cleanthony, Grant, the European stash men and now, possibly, Elliot WIlliams that they can come up with a couple of legitimate NBA players at bargain bin prices to help kick-start the rebuild. Every team needs a little luck in getting young, cheap (controllable) talent whether through the draft or any other means possible.

swankwan
swankwan

Thanks for the background on this guy. I love these kind of players, he can handle pressure and knows the 'struggle'. D league finals MVP is a really good sign.

Keith Schlosser
Keith Schlosser

@nyoak34 Didn't feel as though this was the time or the platform to tell his life story. I don't mean that sarcastically, but rather literally.


The Knicks haven't signed him, but merely worked him out. Perhaps when/if things get more serious, there will be more of an opportunity to tell that side. 


This was more about discussing his skill-set --- that is exactly why I chose to look "on" the surface, rather than go more in-depth about a guy who may not end up with the team at all. 

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