Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
|Pairing:||Jeff Carter/Mike Richards|
|Prevalence:||secondary; most common LA Kings pairing|
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Jeff Carter and Mike Richards are best friends who played hockey together in Philadelphia, until they were both traded away in a genuinely surprising deal (both players had recently signed long-term contracts with the Flyers, of whom Richards was also the captain). All ended well when Carter was later traded again to Richards' team and Richie memorably tweeted: "Reunited and it feels so good...... Excited to be back playing with carts #needaroommate"
As playfully described by slexenskee in her post, "Jeff Carter is the Juliet to Mike Richard's Romeo, but instead of dying at the end they win a Stanley Cup."
In fic, a secret relationship is sometimes used to explain their real-life obvious shock and disappointment at the trades; another trope has them picking up women together, ultimately leading to a liaison between the two of them.
- Hockey at the End of the World (link), apocafic by ionthesparrow
- Dominating In The Playoffs, BDSM AU fic by jedusaur
- at the end of all your lines, accidental marriage fic by lake