Silent contributions

There’s no quieter guy on the Kings than Michal Handzus. Perhaps that, coupled with the fact that he’s not a dynamic scorer or skater, leads to Handzus being an under-the-radar type player. But is it just a coincidence that most everyone Handzus skates with seems to have success? Simmonds? Parse? Richardson and Brown? Today I asked Brad Richardson about Handzus’ presence, and what Handzus brings that people might not see at first glance…

RICHARDSON: “The smarts he brings to the game, the knowledge. Just talking to him, and talking about certain situations, he’s been around for a long time and he knows how to be on the right side of the puck all the time. Most times, that’s on the defensive side. He’s always backing you up if you get caught somewhere. He always seems to be there, in the right spots. I think the best word would be `smarts.’ He’s got a lot of hockey sense.”

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