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Kings' Mike Richards wishes only best for Team Canada
Kings' Mike Richards wishes only best for Team Canada

Kings center Mike Richards trends toward thinking and acting like a captain. His voice is a quiet but effective one with his Kings teammates and he sent former Philadelphia Flyers teammate Claude Giroux a supportive text in November, according to NHL.com. Not only was he trying to help a buddy but attempting to boost his morale, in terms of getting Giroux back in the mix for Team Canada for the Olympics in Sochi. Canada has such depth that Giroux, once considered a lock in the fall, did not make it. Nor did Richards, who has a resume dotted with accolades and championships at every level, including a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010. “There's a lot of players in the same...

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