Found October 01, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch, Richards hasn’t ignored last season, nor the season before, when the Jackets finished 30th overall. Neither should be disregarded, he said, because there is knowledge to be gleaned from the good and the bad. “You can’t just sweep it under the rug like it didn’t happen because you have to learn from it,” Richards said. “But you also have to move on .” Richards lifted a corner of that rug for a moment yesterday after a sloppy start to practice. “He mentioned (last season) because we had a slow start,” defenseman James Wisniewski said. “He said it’s just not going to click back to the way we were playing last year on Friday (against Calgary). We have to pick up the pace. We have to move our feet. It has to be religion to us.” Still, there is pluck. President of hockey operations John Davidson spoke of his team’s “right to win” and his team’s identity as a “good club in this league” on the eve of training camp.

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