Kelly Hrudey on Jonathan Quick

Former Kings goaltender (and current Hockey Night in Canada analyst) Kelly Hrudey was on NHL Live radio yesterday. He talked quite a bit about Jonathan Quick, so I thought I’d pass on some of the quotes…

Billy Jaffe asked “If you could pick one goalie to start a team with right now, who would it be?”

Hrudey responded with “For many reasons I can chose about five or ten guys. So, this may surprise you a little bit – but because of age, because of the way he’s playing right now, I’d guess I’d go with Carey Price…but, I may go with Jonathan Quick.”

He went on to say that Quick “really impressed” him last year and he’s “20 percent better” this season, adding “there’s just something about his mental make-up that makes him feel like he’s a general back there. Like nothing is going to affect him. He is, in my opinion, in the top five right now.”

Hrudey said even though Quick isn’t “getting a lot of credit” right now and is “flying under the radar,” that “because of his competitive nature” he likes him a lot.

High praise from a guy that knows a thing or two about the position.

For more comments from Hrudey about many of the top goaltenders in the Western Conference – including more on Quick/Bernier, plus Roberto Luongo, Marty Turco, Antti Niemi, Jimmy HowardCraig AndersonJaroslav Halak, etc. – be sure to check out his visit to MayorsManor from earlier this season.  We covered it all in an interview linked here.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/Mayor119
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Recent Articles

Brown Dustin Kings

Hoven on NHL Radio: New Kings Captain, Lucic Contract Update

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss Dustin Brown no longer being the captain of the Los Angeles Kings, which players will likely wear letters next season, the very latest on Milan Lucic’s contract status, and much […]

NHL playoffs WCF ECF 2016

Hoven on ESPN Radio: Game 7s out West and a Stanley Cup Prediction

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on ESPN Radio, where he joined hosts Chris Hart and Gary Dickman to discuss the Western and Eastern Conference playoff races, including offering predictions on who wins Game 7 between the Sharks and Predators, which team will prevail in Game 7 of the Blues-Stars series, why […]

Sirius XM NHL Network

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Roster Plans and Sutter’s Future

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the Kings, including: coach Darryl Sutter’s immediate future, Dean Lombardi’s salary cap problems, the possibility of Milan Lucic re-signing in Los Angeles, potential trades, Dustin […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News