Gagne – ‘Mike Richards is the type of guy I want on my team’

Most old sayings are still around because they’re often true.

In the case of ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ – it may make sense when applied to many other things, yet Simon Gagne sees his relationship with Mike Richards an entirely different way.

“He’s a really quiet guy and he’s really shy. But, on the ice, he’s definitely the type of guy you want to have on your team. He’s going to take a check for you. If somebody gives you a cheap shot, he’s going to be the first one to go and respond on that. I had a chance to play with him for five years in Philadelphia. Even we he got to the league, he was 20 years old, I think – you could tell though that he was going to be that type of player. That’s the perfect model for the type of hockey I think we’re going to play here in the West. He’s a guy that I want to have on my team when the playoffs come. I’m glad that I’ll be able to play with him again.”

I’ll have more with Gagne up soon, including a TV show that he’s been using to get tips on the LA lifestyle, some notes on a few of the ‘firsts’ he’s already experienced as a member of the Kings and he he evaluates the team’s training facility compared to those in Philadelphia and Tampa Bay.

For more on Richards though, check out the links below to read what others have had to say about him recently.

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