This is an article about MR that brings out all that he's added to the Kings. But interesting focus on how much he teaches. That it's not only the value of what he says (notes that even during practices he is pointing things out to teammates, and alot during gamesA) but how he says it.
Also notes from Loki that Richards helps him by telling him things after a play or in general and how much that's helped him.
He did that in PHlly, esp with the very young players . It's the way he does it, that had players for the most part gravitate towards him and react.
Didn't know if anyone posted this, and this thread was the closest one I found proper to post it in. Mike Richards had a nice interview with E.J. Hradek on NHL Live yesterday. Happened to find the video. Cool interview on how Mike is adjusting to the team and lifestyle in California.
I feel sick reading the article because more and more, I see how they threw him under the bus in Philly. He has always been talkative after whistles, whether to his teammates or to the officials. He oozes leadership and always has, and he's thriving in LA.
Wouldnt be surprised if he gets the C on his jersey in a few years.
no way, if he does this when not captain, why throw extra pressure of making him do it by making him captain. Plus he is super awkward with the media, as if he just doesn't like it. Id be much happier giving him an A and letting him lead like he does, than burdening him with the C
Wonder what December will have in store for Richards? October was assist month and November was goal month:
October - 11 games, 2 goals and 8 assists
November - 13 games, 9 goals and 1 assist
I though about that today. Wasn't Kopi the opposite? like 9 goals in Oct and 1 in Nov? Maybe each of them connects more equally, that'd be nice
I'll take a guess, based on Richards Point Production per games played so far and that I've seen a change in him, about 10 days into Nov, he got more agressive, shoot first, don't pass. Then the goals started. Maybe part of that was him becoming more comfortable (something he said in Hammonds article on him today) or whether most of his passes to his wingers went nowhere
He's really enjoying his role on the team and I think he'll only get stronger. And if TM does the RIGHT thingand leaves him with Gagne, he'll put up points. He said today that he felt good out there and they know each that well on the ice.
December has 15 games, I'll so 7 goals, 10 assists