I'm telling you, Homer killed a made man. That doesn't happen unless it comes from on-high (Snider).
You can fully expect Richie to go all Liam Neeson in Taken during his few trips back here. There are two things you don't mess with, a guy's daughter and his drinking buddy. It's going to be Richie's personal crusade to destroy the Flyers… which may include tying up and torturing Homer in the "Visitors 2" locker room.