January 26 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On the Muzzin-Doughty pair:
We’ve used guys all over, quite honest. [Reporter: Is there something particular you like about when those two guys are together as something that helps one or the other? Because it’s not the first time obviously they’ve played together.] I know it’s demanding for whoever he’s played with this year. It’s been a different level in terms of the transition with our team. Drew makes guys around him better when they’re struggling. He makes you guys that you call up safe. He makes guys who are struggling better. That’s why he is who he is.

On Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter being honored this weekend:
Honored? [Reporter: As All-Stars.] Oh. I thought there was something going on. [Reporter: What have they meant to you guys? Not even on the ice, but you’ve also mentioned that Drew’s developed as a leader, Jeff’s a little bit older. He’s a leader. What have they meant to you guys so far this year in that regard?] Well, they’re both All-Stars. Drew will be every year, and it’s good to see Jeff this year.

On aspects of Carolina’s “detail” that stand out:
I think we’re very similar. [Reporter: Yeah, I think so, too. But what is it particularly about them as an opposing coach that-] They have really good detail to their game.

On Nic Dowd’s progress in attempting to return from an injury:
Good to get him back on the ice. We were hoping to skate him yesterday and he wasn’t quite ready, but today he was ready to skate with the group, so he’s basically a game-time decision, and Tyler, we’ve got to get him into some full practices. With Dowd, he only missed two or three days. If he’s ready, he’s ready. If he’s not, then it’s a coach’s decision then. Good to see