February 25, 2013 12:38 pm

February 25 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

Darryl Sutter spoke with the media following Monday’s morning skate before sharing his thoughts on the NHL’s proposed realignment, which will be covered in a separate post this afternoon.

On whether he saw Anaheim’s game versus Colorado:
“Every second.”

On his thoughts of Anaheim:
“Good team. Not just their performance, their season performance to date. They have outstanding goaltending, good performances on a nightly basis out of their big players. They’re experienced on the back end, and we’ve got to try and stick with them tonight.”

On what he would like from L.A.’s forwards in a match-up where there’s size on both sides:
“Play better than they did against them last time. Getzlaf, Perry; Kopitar, Carter. Go down the list. Lots of good match-ups. They’re fun match-ups.”

On Viktor Fasth:
“Experienced goalie. He doesn’t give up bad goals. He’s not a kid. He’s a big guy that controls rebounds. [He’s] 30 years old. He’s got international experience. Good goalie.”

On if Fasth’s style is similar to Henrik Lundqvist’s:
“I don’t see Lundqvist enough. I see Fasth more than I see Lundqvist.”

On Trevor Lewis’ recent performance:
“When Lewis’s on his game, he’s using his speed on the forecheck. He’s strong on the walls. He’s a sound defensive guy. Hey, he cares. He cares about how he plays. One of the things I learned last year when he came here, there were a lot of critical opinions of Lewie. But I had a different view of him. I liked those things in his game, those parts of his games about the compete part of it, so it’s a matter of getting some offense out of him, right? Because if he wants to play those minutes…if he’s a teen-minute player, he has to be more than a penalty killer. We need some production, as we saw last spring, out of him, and right now we’re getting that.”

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