Murray happy with Modin

Following up on the previous post, Murray talked in greater detail about what he was seen from Fredrik Modin since last week’s trade that, unless the Kings win the Stanley Cup this season, won’t cost them anything.

In four games with the Kings, entering tonight, Modin has two goals, one assist and a plus-1 rating. Modin, after playing his first game on the Kings’ fourth line, has moved into a third-line role and is averaging approximately 16 minutes per game. Murray talked about his expectations for Modin, coming in, and what he has seen so far…

MURRAY: “I had pretty high expectations of good things. A big body that can protect the puck and make plays. He has a tremendous reason shot and can score. He has been a 30-goal scorer. I guess maybe his approach to the game. I didn’t really know what that was all about. His preparation, his practice. He takes everything very serious. He really brings that workman-like attitude to the dressing room. I like that in a veteran player, who knows how to do it, what to do and shows the importance of when, around the room and on the ice, the importance of every play. Every pass is important. Execute the right way, guys. Do it here, now, and it will be similar to what it is in the game. That’s a very important attitude to bring to a hockey club, as a veteran, and show the younger guys that this is what needs to be done.”

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