October 14 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On shuffling lines with Marian Gaborik out of the lineup:
Well, we’ll see tonight. We’ll decide tonight what we’re doing.

On whether Edmonton’s younger players have changed and matured:

Yep, for sure. I think that Hall, for sure has become an elite-level – not just an offensive guy – but for sure an elite top two-way guy in the league. [He’s] arguably the best left winger in the game. I’d say that’s the biggest difference. I think that Eberle’s looked on as that already. I mean, that wasn’t just something that happened last year. I think he is a top two-way guy, and I think, quite honest, with the number of high first round picks that they’ve had, that those kids are starting to come into their own.

On Andy Andreoff making his debut:
Yeah, it’s good. I hope he plays, and I hope he plays well. [Reporter: Do you remember your first game?] No. Friedy – Bob Friedlander gave me the stuff in training camp from the first game, and when he told me, I couldn’t remember it. For some reason he found where the hell he found eight track or whatever from back then – I have no idea. [Reporter: So you actually have a video of it?] Yeah, I haven’t seen it, but he gave it to me, and he got the summary out of the old Chicago Tribune. 1979. Crazy. How he got that, I have no idea. Friedy. [Reporter: Somebody had to type that up on a typewriter probably, right?] Yep, would’ve been. In those days there were two conscientious beat writers then. Neil Milbert and Mike Perricone…Neil did the Trib, and Mike did the Sun.

On whether the injury concerns “underscore” the challenges of an AHL team 3,000 miles away:
Yep. Obviously it’s always a concern for every team that has to travel that far to get players. It affects us when we’re here. It doesn’t affect us much when we’re on the road. [Reporter: It’d be easier if you were anywhere else, I guess.] Yep. If we were playing somebody in the Midwest. That’s the way it works. That’s part of the deal.

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