Recap of Marco Sturm on NHL Radio

For a guy who isn’t playing right now, Marco Sturm sure is wrapping up the frequent miles over the last week or so. From Boston to Los Angeles, then off to St. Louis where he joined the Kings and he’s now in Nashville.

In between travel, rehabbing his knee, and getting to know his new teammates, Sturm took time out to check in with the NHL Power Play radio show. Here are the highlights…

* He thought the trade was going down 10 days ago. He went to LA earlier this week and passed all his tests and he’s “glad to be an LA King now.”  It was tough mentally though because he had to say goodbye to his Bruins teammates multiple times.

* Being traded from San Jose to Boston was more difficult, as it was the first time he had to face that situation. However, he had two guys with him (Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau) and they helped him a lot. The good thing this time was he was more prepared for the trade to happen.

* Going back to California is a positive in the deal. He loved it in San Jose and knew he wanted to come back this way. As soon as he heard Dean Lombardi was interested, it was an easy decision for him to waive his no trade clause.

* At the time he joined the Bruins (2005-06), he thinks the Eastern Conference had the “big guys, the tougher guys.” Now, hockey has changed. The West is tight – not only the standings, but how they play the game. Recently, he’s been trying to watch as many games from the West as possible to familiarize himself with things.

* He’s pushing to play two games before Christmas, might only get one though.

* He had a good week of practice in Boston, including full contact. He wants one week with the Kings before getting into a game. He feels good, feels healthy.

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

10 Tidbits on Marco Sturm

Marco Sturm:  Five Points on the LA-Boston Trade

Sturm Completes the St. Louis Circle

How the Sturm Trade Affects Schenn

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Willie Mitchell

Recent Articles

Behind the Scenes: Creation of the LA Kings 2020 Outdoor Jersey

Jersey leaks are part of the game. At MayorsManor we’re proud of the fact we’ve broken the news on every jersey the Kings have launched over the past 10 years. However, a leak doesn’t always tell the whole tale of how a jersey evolves from a rough idea to an actual sweater worn by NHL […]

LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

As difficult as it may be, we ask for just a little patience before you jump down to the actual rankings.
We know, people love lists – and even more than reading them, they love to debate them.
Yet a small amount of context is pretty critical to the overall process here, regardless if you’re an avid […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 13, 2020

With the holidays and World Junior Championship concluded, all the healthy prospects have resumed their regular season play. Some of the futures haven’t lost a step, while others have found a new home after the CHL trade deadline.
EUROPE
Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 7 goals, 6 assists, plus-3, 4 […]

Major News Items

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 15.1 with Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Feel free to admit it - there are few things in life better than a surprise episode. Yet, here we are, back with Kings of the Podcast Episode 15.1, just a few days after our latest release! Here's a very brief look at … [Read More...]

More Prospect News