When you consider the fact that they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, itís not easy pointing out that anyone on the Los Angeles Kings had a disappointing season. But Mike Richards did.
Richards was acquired last summer from the Philadelphia Flyers in a move that was expected to help them lock down the center spot behind Anze Kopitar. That didnít really work out as well as it could have.
Whether it was a nagging injury or just trying to adjust to his new surroundings, having moved from one coast to the other, Richards spent much of his season underachieving, which was part of the reason that this Kings team didnít make the playoffs until one of the last days of the season.