December 2 morning skate quotes: Drew Doughty (+ Frattin, King video)
Drew Doughty, on the type of game he expects from St. Louis:
Tonight’s going to be a really tough game, probably one of the toughest games we’ve had to play in a while here, especially in the physical department. They’re going to run you. They’re going to hit you hard. They’re going to play hard, and they’re going to try to outwork you. We play very similar games. In my opinion, we’re still a better team at it. We just need everyone to show up tonight and get the W.
Doughty, on whether this is a good game to play in coming off a loss:
Yeah. I think we’ve kind of let ourselves off the hook a little too easily lately. We were satisfied with losing in overtime, and even though we were getting points – and you’re happy you’re getting points – but you want to be winning games, and you can’t be losing games to some of the teams we lost to. Tonight’s a big test for us, and it’s a must win game. We need points, and we need to move up in those standings.
Doughty, on what he has seen from Alex Steen this season:
I’m not really one to watch too much hockey when I’m not playing a team the next night. Today, we’ll watch a little bit of video on him. But I’ve always thought Alex Steen is a good player. I’m not really surprised he’s at the top of the league. He plays tough. He has a lot of skill. He has a great shot. I’m not at all surprised at how successful he’s been. I think he kind of flew under the radar, but in my opinion, every time I had played against that St. Louis team, he was probably the hardest player to play against, just overall. So tonight’s he’s definitely going to be someone that’s going to be circled on the board, and someone we need to pay attention to.