On whether he had a good weekend with his son, Chris, at All-Star Weekend:
Yeah. Chris had an awesome time. [Reporter: Because Nick was talking about how he was getting chirped by your son on the bench.] He’s a good coach. That youthful exuberance. [Reporter: What was he saying to him?] [Reporter: Go score a goal. This is embarrassing.] There were guys in the All-Star Game that are younger than him. [Reporter: How old is Chris?] He’ll be 22. He’s the same age as Tanner and Tyler.
On whether “Kings management will assemble a deal” for a “high-scoring Blue Jacket”:
You talk to Kings management.
On the importance of finishing the road trip “on a high note”:
Points are precious.
On Jamie McBain’s ability to lead breakouts and get pucks up to forwards quickly:
That’s supposed to be a strength of his game.
On whether the “Cup hangover” exists:
Have you ever had one? [Reporter: I couldn’t tell you. That’s why I’m asking you.] Well, if you just checked back when they said that four years ago when we won, that’s what everybody said – there was a hangover. I said, ‘what’s a hangover? What is that?’ I don’t think there’s anything to it at all. It’s very difficult to play four seasons of hockey in three years. Unless you’re a team where you’re in a city that’s done it, you have no understanding of it.
On Ryan Johansen:
He’s a lot like Kopitar, except he shoots right and he is an impressive player, so we don’t see Ryan that much. But what we have seen of him, he’s a lot like Kopitar. I think when he has some playoff success, then they’ll talk about him like Kopi.
On whether Robyn Regehr took the morning off:
Yeah. He skated yesterday.