Question: It must feel good to get that contract done. Some relief there, or what is the feeling?
QUICK: “Yeah. Well, I don’t want to say `relief,’ because when you say relief, it makes it sound like if it didn’t get done, you’d be stressed out about it, but that wasn’t the situation at all. I am excited that they think highly enough of me to offer me the contract. I enjoy it here in L.A. I love the team, I love all the guys on the team and I think we have something special here, so it’s great to know that I’ll be a part of it for a couple more years.”
Question: You know, better than anyone, that a goalie takes a lot of heat when things don’t go well…
QUICK: “Well, but when things are going great, and you’re playing great, you get more accolades than you probably deserve. So either way, you just have to keep working every day at it and try to get better.”
Question: Do you have any self-analysis of your last couple games, or maybe just last night’s game?
QUICK: “Well, last night in particular I wasn’t happy with my performance at all. I know I have to do better for the team and the team knows I can do better and the coach knows I can do better. I don’t want to look down on it too much, because we were able to get the two points, and that’s what matters most of all. You just have to have a short memory, forget about it and be ready to play in Phoenix tomorrow night.”
Question: Terry talked about meeting with you. Is there anything you would want to get out of that meeting?
QUICK: “I think a lot will have to do with the game last night. We had a division rival down 4-1 in our barn and the third period, I look at it as kind of unacceptable. I really didn’t play like I’m capable of, and I let them back in the game and they ended up getting one point out of it due to a couple weak goals on my part. So, I felt like I let the team down a little in the third period, but like I said, you can’t stare at it too much. You have to have a short memory, forget about it and get ready for Phoenix.”
Question: Terry said, in general, that sometimes goalies change a little when they get named a No. 1 goalie. Have you felt any of that at all?
QUICK: “No, not really. You can’t look into it too much. You’ve just have to take every day for what it’s worth, and you just work hard and everything should work out if you take that kind of attitude towards it.”