January 19 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On his impressions of the Dallas Stars without having faced them:
They were in first place for 41 games of the season. [Reporter: Can we stop calling them the ‘surprising Stars?’ that’s a good team there.] They’ve got star players. I don’t think that’s a good way of putting it. Benn won the scoring race last year and Seguin could’ve. Big difference. [Reporter: And Sharp’s there now and Oduya’s there now. They get good goaltending from the pair.] Well, Sharp and Oduya, they’re winning veterans. They bring a presence to the locker room. Those guys have won championships.

On the reasoning behind Jeff Carter’s move to right wing:
Trying to get some guys going. It’s basically just Carts and Tanner play together lots, but we need to get some more out of some other guys. If we’re making a movie, we need some good supporting roles. [Reporter: Is Dustin Brown one of those guys you’d like to see more production from?] Yeah, we’ve moved Brownie all over. We need him in a real strong checking role and a physical role. [Reporter: He seemed pretty happy with that part of his game but not happy with the lack of scoring.] Brownie is now where it’s about winning. He accepts his role … but he’s got to perform at a high level in that role. As I said, if you want it to last for a long time, then you’ve got to play really well in that role. [Reporter: Pitch in on PK and things like that?] I think that our PK has been average at best if you look at it. The percentages are in the top-10, but the goals against are not good enough for me. We’ll continue to use lots of guys on that.

On John Scott remaining in the All-Star Game:
He was voted in. That’s a rule. Why shouldn’t he be there? So that’s my thoughts. [Reporter: Do you know him at all?] No. [Reporter: He seems like a guy who plays that old school game, a typical enforcer-type – very gentle guy off the ice. We saw him at the outdoor game, he had his daughters with him and everything.] Never met him.

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