Darryl Sutter on Frattin, new Dallas uniforms - LA Kings Insider

On whether Saturday’s game has a different mindset and is almost like a road game:
We haven’t played Dallas yet, so you know what? They played last night at home, so they’re coming in here. Not really. It’s kind of different playing Dallas when they’re not in your division now, quite honest.

On Matt Frattin’s decreased third period minutes on Thursday:
It’s no different than anybody else. If you probably did it on a per-player basis, you’d see some players that you guys think are elite players – their minutes dropped over the course of this trip, too, and we still went 3-1. It’s not about one guy or how many minutes he played. There’s a lot more that goes into that in terms of special teams, if the other team’s allowing you into a matchup that you want. So that affects players a lot. [Reporter: It wasn’t a result of any miscues that he made back there?] No.

On the new Dallas uniforms:
I like ‘em. They look like actually when you watch them on TV, they’re just about identical to the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. I thought at the start that it was closer to the old North Stars, but it’s not quite the same green. It’s almost like the Sioux. It looks good. I like ‘em. I like the greens more than the whites. But I like it. It’s good. Even Carolina was a little different red. [Reporter: I like their whites with a red patch on the shoulders.] It’s good to see change. I’ve said here, I wish we’d wear [Forum Blue and gold] more. [Reporter: The purple ones are great.] I like ‘em both. I wish we’d do it more than we do. And I haven’t seen the…heritage yet. What are we wearing there? I know it’s a little different, too. So I haven’t seen it, but I know they want us to start [Reporter: Getting the equipment ready.] Yeah. I’m looking forward to seeing that.


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