What I’ve learned so far… by LA Kings Mike Richards

Mike Richards – LA v Phx (photo: M. Zampelli)

From heated toilet seats to a good geek vs. nerd battle, this new ‘What I’ve learned so far…’ series has turned out some interesting answers from several members of the LA Kings.

Over the last two weeks, Simon Gagne, Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty and a handful of others have stopped by MayorsManor to share a few thoughts from the early part of the season.

Each had their own take on things, as expected. However, the one common thread has been Mike Richards.

Every time his name came up during the interviews, the first words were always the same – ‘great guy.’

So, now we turn to the man they’ve nicknamed Ricky (explained, in detail, here by his road roommate – Trevor Lewis).

By all accounts, Richards has been fitting in nicely. Off the ice his teammates seem to love him and he’s put up nine points in nine games – and almost always seems to be involved in the action.

Still, one thing bubbled up quickly and he was ready to get it off his chest.

“The dance music in the locker room is something that I did not expect,” said Richards.

When are you going to take over the ipod then?

“Nah, that’s not me, I’m not going to be doing too much of that.”

Let’s move on then. Here’s what he’s learned so far this season…

About Anze Kopitar – “He kills me on the game ‘Words with Friends.’ I don’t know how though. It’s his second language and he still kills me.”

About Jarret Stoll – “On the ice, his one-timer is one of the best that I’ve seen – he gets it away the quickest.”

About Jack Johnson – “He has a really sick car.”

About Willie Mitchell – “He loves his stories. He has a story about anything.”

About Kevin Westgarth – “I didn’t realize he went to Princeton. He’s a smart guy.”

About Dustin Penner – “He’s actually the one I think runs the ipod. So, maybe I need to have a little talk with him.”

More from this series will be posted tomorrow. In fact, the special guest will be Matt Greene.

If you’ve missed any of the previous ‘What I’ve learned…’ articles, please check out the links below.

RELATED ARTICLES:

What I’ve learned so far… by Alec Martinez – he calls out Trevor Lewis

What I’ve learned so far… by Simon Gagne – what it means to be a captain

What I’ve learned so far… by Dustin Brown – responds to Westgarth’s allegations

What I’ve learned so far… by Drew Doughty – on the ice and off the ice observations

What I’ve learned so far… by Kevin Westgarth – more good comedy from Westy

What I’ve learned so far… by Ethan Moreau – view from a veteran

What I’ve learned so far… by Trent Hunter – the new guy shares a few thoughts

Trevor Lewis dishes on his ‘road roommate’ – Mike Richards

Mitchell and Richards admit to budding bromance

Recent Articles

NCAA West Regional - St. Cloud State vs Ferris State

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

It’s been a whirlwind week for Mikey Eyssimont. The Colorado native was just drafted by the Kings last Saturday and now he finds himself in Los Angeles for the team’s annual Development Camp. With only one year of college experience under his belt – and expected to play a big role this upcoming season at […]

Brown Kings NHL 2015

Brown on Losing the Captaincy; Not Your Typical Conference Call

Dustin Brown met with the media today via a conference call to share his thoughts on no longer being captain of the Los Angeles Kings… and to say he was extremely candid would be more than understatement.
Partial opening comment on no longer being the captain:
“There are a lot of emotions [that come with this]. […]

Johnson Kings

UPDATED: LA Kings 2016 Development Camp Roster Info

As July 1st quickly approaches, most of the hockey world is discussing free agency. Simultaneously, we’re also just a few days away from the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. In fact, dozens of the Kings top prospects will be arriving in Los Angeles over the weekend, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Monday […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. Anonymous says: