March 21 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter
On whether Jeff Carter could “help” Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli:
It’s not Jeff helping them. Those kids are both playing well. Trying to get Mike and Jeff and Kinger – they haven’t been as quite as effective. Jeff was really sharp coming out of the break. Jeff’s p[layed – even when he’s average, he’s good. Put it that way. We’re trying to get Mike and Kinger going, and clearly we have to get ‘em going.
On Mike Richards:
I think he’s had a year like Brownie. Hopefully they’re getting their games together at the right time.
On Dustin Brown’s game “coming together”:
He has to. These guys are experienced veteran players on our team, and they have to get their game in order if we’re going to be a playoff team.
On whether Brown’s game is trending in the direction he’d like it to:
He hadn’t played in a week, and we watched how much we used him and moved him around. We needed four lines last night, and he was on one of them. [Reporter: What’d you think of his game last night?] I thought he was like our team. I think it was a grind-it-out game, and there’s nobody below or above anybody. I think you just try to play a solid game.
On Mike Richards not wearing an “A” on his jersey with Greene out:
I really wasn’t aware of that. [Reporter: So it was just a coincidence that he didn’t have an “A” on his jersey?] When Greene doesn’t play, he [wears one]. So if there wasn’t last night, you’d have to ask the trainers why. We have five captains, not just because somebody wears one.