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February 27, 2013 11:38 am

February 27 morning skate quotes: Jarret Stoll

On what the team would like to replicate from its last performance against Detroit:
“I think just our puck movement, snapping the puck around, good support of each other…good five, six, eight foot pass to give support in moving the puck up the ice is really key instead of having the sloppy pass or the sloppy bobbled puck, and then you’re in one in your own zone. A team like Detroit, they can sense that. They can feel that. They’re smart at that. So we’ve got to make sure we’re sharp moving the puck, supporting each other, and when we do get the chances against Howard, bear down and put ‘em through the back of the net.”

REMINDER: tonight’s game begins at 7:00 pm, not 7:30 pm. More quotes after the jump.

On if it’s strange not seeing Simon Gagne in the dressing room:
“Yeah, it is. It’s obviously a tough choice there, a tough decision that had to be made. I wish him all the best in Philly. I talked to him last night, and he flew out late last night. I think he’s playing today. I think he’s with Philly already, so that’s great news. He wants to be in the lineup. He wants to play. He’s a good pro. He’s a competitive guy, and I just wish him all the best. It’s just sad not to have him in this locker room any more.”

On Gagne’s positive outlook despite missing time due to injury and not playing consistently:
“Yeah, he was a positive guy. He’s a good team guy. He’s a very good teammate, a very good guy to have in your locker room for our young guys, even for a guy my age. He’s a guy that has a lot of experience, has won a lot of different things throughout this career, throughout his playing time. There are a lot of positives about Simon Gagne.”

On a change of scenery being good for Gagne:
“Yeah, sometimes it is. The main thing is he wasn’t playing the last week and week and a half. If you’re a hockey player, you want to be playing. You don’t want to be practicing and being out of the lineup. Like I said, he’s playing tonight, so I’m sure he’s happy about that. I know he’s happy about that from talking to him last night. I just wish him all the best.”

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