Mike Richards excited to be with LA

Updated: July 27, 2011, 10:23 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- When Mike Richards learned Philadelphia had traded him to the Los Angeles Kings last month, the Flyers captain was confused and upset about leaving his adopted home.

After Richards strolled along the beach on his first day on the West Coast, a whole lot of that bitterness vanished with the sunset.

"You start thinking, 'This is not a bad place to be, and not a bad place to restart a career,'" Richards said Wednesday in the Kings' locker room. "I always used to ...

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