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January 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Darryl Sutter Quotes From Practice

Here are Darryl Sutter’s comments after today’s practice:

“As a team I thought we were good last night.  Guys are still sucking away.  Right now it’s about managing some of the injuries on the back end.”

On the top forwards: “Players are going to go through periods where they don’t score.  That’s going to happen.  We’re just trying to get them there.  It’s one of those things with a 48-game schedule.  It’s not about what you did or what you think, it’s about what you’re doing.  [The last two games] I’ve seen Jonathan Toews and last night [Matt Duchene], dominant players and they’re young and ready to go.  They’re spot on ready.  You look at the game last night and Duchene kicked our two centerman’s ass.  You just can’t wait around for every player to get going.”

On Drew Doughty: “Drew’s been awesome.  He looks really well trained,  he’s right on in terms in wanting more of that role, the leadership part of it…He was awesome on the power play [last night] and getting involved.  You look at our defense.  You have Rob Scuderi and next to that Drew is the most experienced guy.”

On Willie Mitchell: “He’s got doctor’s clearance, trainer’s clearance.  The coaches want him to clear himself.”

On Jonathan Quick: “Jonathan was sharper [last night].  You could just see he was more in control of everything.”

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