Richards: "This Is The Best Time Of Year To Be Playing Hockey"

Vacation is over and the Rangers were back on the ice practicing at the MSG Training Center on Thursday, preparing for the NHL schedule to resume again a week from today. The team's alternate captain Brad Richards, looking tanned and refreshed, discussed the benefits of the Olympic break, adjusting to having such a lengthy mid-season break, and his thoughts about the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, as well as the future of men's hockey in the Olympics.

Watch and find out what Brad Richards had to say Thursday, then comment below.