Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trevor Lewis dishes on his new roommate - Mike Richards

When a new guy joins a team some of the first questions that need to be answered are what's his number and what's his nickname?

For Mike Richards, the move to LA has involved a change in both.

He left his familiar #18 behind in Philadelphia and now sports #10 with the Kings. As for the nickname, well - it's been a work in progress, largely because his teammates were already using 'Richie' for Brad Richardson.

After practice today, second-year center Trevor Lewis shed a little light on the situation. He also spoke about what it's been like to share a room with Richards on the road so far this season, as well as a few other changes he's noticed about this year's Kings team...

As for Lewis, last year many thought his nickname of 'Elvis' came from sharing a room with The Colonel (Kyle Clifford). However, it's actually a nod to his birthday, January 8th - yes, the same as Elvis.

Back to Richards...if it were up to me, I would have gone with something like 'trout' or 'bass' - something fishing related. Nobody asked though.

And contrary to any rumors out there, no Willie Mitchell doesn't have his own set of nicknames for Richards - like 'angel eyes' or 'pooh bear' - despite their admitted bromance.

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Evaluating the LA Kings rookies with Trevor Lewis

Trevor Lewis ready to make some noise at center or wing

Coach Terry Murray convinced about Loktionov, unsure about Lewis

Mike Richards moves from Philly teacher to LA student - quotes from training camp

Kyle Clifford explains his nickname

Mitchell and Richards discuss their admitted bromance

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1 comment:

  1. Good move he can build off Mr experience and good to have that veteran roll