February 6 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On watching the Super Bowl, and what he took out of the game as a coach:
Yeah, what I take out of it is the same feeling as those guys winning championships or being in a championship game. I was in a Game 7 right here. I lost it, so I know what Atlanta feels like, and I know what New England feels like. [Reporter: When you think back to your 2014 team, which won the Stanley Cup, there were a lot of times during that season, the second half, when things looked kind of grim and you guys just kept grinding, just like the Patriots.] Well, it’s a little bit different. I would say that it’s four-out-of-seven. Those are both favorite teams yesterday, also. Both teams had tremendous regular season records, so it’s totally different. I guess the big game situation would be like a Game 7 situation. There are lots of guys in this room, there are still what, 12 or 13 guys who’ve won one or two in L.A. [Reporter: Just curious, what was the best sporting event you’ve ever watched on TV or live? Excluding anything that you’ve ever coached in or played in.] Calgary Stampede.

On Monday’s practice:
Relatively normal practice. Relatively normal.

On Jonathan Quick’s first road trip, and whether he’s seen progress:
We had three goalies on the ice. Just make sure there’s one in both nets. He’s on his schedule and he gets another five-day break coming up. It’s a pretty good schedule for him.

On his evaluation of Tyler Toffoli in his second game back:
I thought he was really good both games. He had some great opportunities both games, and probably a little bit of back to back, there was probably a little bit of fatigue. It’s not easy just coming in and playing back-to-back. You’ve been off two months, you can practice all you want. He’s fine. He said he felt good. [Reporter: Did you see that line kind of recapturing the chemistry they had before?] Well, I’d like to, but we’ve gone two games without a five-on-five goal. I think Jeff and Ty had probably had lots of good looks, and Tanner in five-on-five has to get his game going again. Gabby and Brownie haven’t been shooting lights out either, really, so if we’ve got to move guys around, we’re going to do it. We’ve done it the last four games.

On the hope of getting Jordan Nolan back late in the trip, and whether there’s an update:
Well, if he’s on IR, and IR is seven days, that would make sense that he wouldn’t be. That would be logical. I wouldn’t know why you’d go from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean when you’ve got five days off after.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.