Brad Richards: "I'm Happy I'm Here"

Rangers forward Brad Richards admittedly had a difficult year last season. When the Rangers opened camp on Thursday, Richards said the past was just that, and he's excited to start fresh with new head coach Alain Vigneault beginning in the 2013-14 season.

Richards, who spoke with the media after skating drills, shared his thoughts on the opening day of camp, his impressions of Vigneault and the new coaching staff, his altered offseason training regimen and how he thinks it'll benefit him, not putting too much pressure on himself after last year, his desire to remain in New York, his expectations of Vigneault's system and more.

See what Richards had to stay on Thursday, then share your thoughts in the comments below.