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April 5, 2014 1:02 pm

April 5 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Drew Doughty’s status:
He’s day-to-day. We have lots of guys who are day-to-day. [Reporter: So does that make him a game-time decision for tonight?] That makes it none of your business. That’s a fact. Why do you want to ask that question in April? You could ask it in October and you’d get the same answer. So why would you ask it in April?

On Dwight King’s status:
He’s day-to-day. You know what? We don’t play ‘til Wednesday or Thuesday, and we just finished 10-in-17. You know what? We’ll try and get everybody ready for Wednesday.

On the Kings not able to move up and the Canucks “pretty much eliminated”:
Well, first off, the Canucks aren’t eliminated, are they? I know it’s typical to criticize all the time, but the Canucks aren’t eliminated.

On using the same six defensemen during the Stanley Cup run:
When we won it that year, one of the first things I told Dean after was it’ll never happen again in the history of the game when the same six guys play 50 games in a row. If you look at it, that’s what happened that year. That’s impossible. You need nine or 10 defensemen that can play for your team to have a chance to win. [Reporter: But you guys have used only seven so far this season as well. Is there something to the system you play that allows guys to be durable?] No, we’ve used eight. Keaton Ellerby.

On Marian Gaborik:
He’s been good. Really good. Right from day one. He fits in well with our team. He’s a smart guy. He hangs on to the puck, knows the game. He fits in well with our group.

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