April 15, 2013 12:44 pm

April 15 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether he watched the final day of The Masters:
“I watched 17, 18 and the playoff hole. So I had seen Scott’s long putt, and then the other guys’ chip, and short putt and then the playoff.”

On whether Matt Greene is making the trip to San Jose:
“Yep. Not much of a trip for him. It’s good for him to travel and start doing that.”

On whether it’s good for the players to have Greene on the trip:
“Yeah. It’s good. He wasn’t able to travel before, right, because of the rehab, and then they let him go to Washington, and that was sort of the next part of it.”

On when Greene could return to the lineup, should all “go well”:
“Well, I was hoping – not hoping – originally I wanted him to play tomorrow, but obviously that’s not the case.”

On whether Greene has officially been cleared for contact:
“That was his first there, yeah.”

On whether players generally need “about a week” after being cleared:
“You know what? I don’t think there is a real answer. It’s more how he responds to it, because if you have a day where you’re set back, then it throws it all back. There’s really no way of saying ‘that’s the day.’”

On whether anything changes with the team’s “kinder schedule”:
“Not really. It’s three home, three away, one set of back-to-backs. A tough trip for us. Lose time zones. So not really, other than you know your schedule…getting a day away yesterday and a day twice more. Other than that, there’s not really much adjusting other than that. You’re trying to make sure you give them those days, and then you get a good day’s practice and then you’re playing. With the Minny, Detroit back-to-back, you’re missing a travel [day] again. So it’s not really much of an adjustment.”

On San Jose being “traditionally” strong in its own building:
“Not ‘traditionally’. This year they are. I think they have one regulation loss. So I don’t know if that’s a tradition. That’s this year, so that’s what it’s based on. Teams change. Personnel changes. Half their team changes. This year, I think there’s three of us that have – three teams in our conference – that have 32 or 33 points [at home]…Maybe four. You have to look. Anaheim, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose.”

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