Richards isn't exactly someone that needs protecting. When's the last time you saw someone take a run at Kopitar (besides Smith tonight, ha ha), or Williams? Go around the league and count the number of times you've seen superstars that have heavies on their team get taken advantage of? Not too often.
Richards got run and was injured. Was Richards going to "protect" himself from the lockerroom? That's supposed to be Westgarth's job. As for someone running Kopi, I have to go all the way back to last month, when Morrow did it
Getting tired of this Mike Smith guy and shooting into his chest. The Yotes announcers, at the start of the game, were talking about how he has the best record against the Kings out of any other goaltender in the league.
"I think part of his game is he’s over aggressive at times, which I like. We’ll tame that. I’d rather tame a lion than paint stripes on the kitty cat." - Dean Lombardi discussing Brayden McNabb