Training Camp Quotebook

“ I'm happy I'm here, thrilled. Grateful I am still here and get a chance to be a part of this organization. I'll start new. ”
- Brad Richards
“ Training camp is important for me. I am going to need the whole training camp to get back, it's not like I'm going to breeze through it or have any bumps. It starts today and from today on I'll be working as hard as I can to get back to a high level. ”
- Marc Staal
“ In training camp you need surprises, you need guys that...all of a sudden they step on the ice and you're like Wow, they can contribute. We're like any team, we need guys that will push, and that's what I am expecting. ”
- Alain Vigneault

Thursday's first on-ice session at Rangers training camp consisted of conditioning testing, but there were still several major themes and topics to be discussed. Head coach Alain Vigneault and the team's two assistant captains---Brad Richards and Marc Staal--were among those who met with reporters on Thursday and shared their views on varied important topics.

See what Alain Vigneault, Brad Richards, and Marc Staal had to say, then share your comments below.