November 8 practice quotes: Brad Richardson
On facing the Kings:
I’ve been looking forward to it for sure. It’s fun to be back and definitely going to be a fun experience tomorrow.
On his experience playing former teams:
I did it with Colorado and I ended up scoring a hat trick against them, so hopefully that can happen tomorrow. I’m just looking forward to it… just playing against the old guys and stuff. I just want to beat them. That’s kind of on my mind.
On his transition to Vancouver:
I think it has been good. I mean everyone here has been really helpful so that makes it easier. I came in earlier than I probably would most years just to get to know the guys and stuff, but the whole organization has been great at making me fit in.
On what he has learned from Sutter:
I guess you can look at it now and say it was sometimes tough when it was happening, but I have the utmost respect for Darryl to be honest. He has always treated me well and I did learn a lot from Darryl. No hard feelings there. But I think you do learn from experiences, that’s for sure.
On leaving the Kings:
I didn’t get into it too much. I know that [Sutter] told me at the end of the year that he would like to have me back, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes. I am happy to be in Vancouver now and I had a great time in L.A., obviously winning and it was a really special time here, but I am really happy to be in Vancouver now.
On Darryl Sutter:
I do have the utmost respect for Darryl. He is a great guy. I mean there is not a guy who cares more about his players than Darryl. He can be hard on you at times during the game but he is always the first guy go pat you on the back after or compliment you. I had a lot of talks with Darryl over the last couple years. Even though sometimes he was tough on me, not playing and other things, but he was always fair with me and honest.