Rob Scuderi – ‘Do you really want to get to that point?’

This morning involved a lot of running around – going from the Kings skate in El Segundo, to downtown for the Canucks ‘Daniel Sedin show. Over the next hour or so I’ll be posting some of the conversations I had with a few of the key players. There’s a lot to type up, so nothing fancy – just the raw quotes. First up, Rob Scuderi

– Thoughts going into tonight – “It has to be ‘Let’s close it out.’ Any playoff series, like any hockey game, works off of momentum. If we allow them to have a little life, they’re going to cling to it and they’re going to rally around it. Then, the series could be longer than we want.”

– On any special mentoring he might be providing the young guys (i.e. Alec Martinez and Slava Voynov) – “Not really. I think everyone has played in big games before and the same thing applies. The only thing that might be different over the course of the series, not just for me but for guys who have been through it before, we’re suggesting there has to be that mindset, ‘We have to close it out.’ Like I just said, if you give any team life, they seem to rally around it. We’ve seen a lot of 3-0 comebacks – almost recently, the Flyers beat the Bruins in 2010. Then, last year, there was almost two of them. The team ended up prevailing in the seventh game, but do you really want to get to that point? You have to take advantage of your chance to close a team out.”

– On his season long mantra of ‘We just worry about ourselves’ and the media circus surrounding will Daniel Sedin play – “We’re preparing that he’s going to play. I think that’s really the only way you really can prepare for it, to set your mind that he is going to be in the line-up and he’s going to be effective and is going to be a factor. So, it’s not going to change anything we do as a team strategy or concept. But, it’s certainly something we’re going to keep an eye on.”

– On how to best use his dry humor this time of year – “I think the best situation is to find the balance between the two worlds. You can’t be serious all the time and you can’t be serious the whole time. I think you have to find that balance where you can keep things loose at certain times, but when it comes down to crunch time you have to realize it’s about getting the job done and becoming better as an individual and as a team.”

Check the homepage for some great Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown quotes.

Also, if you haven’t already entered tonight’s First Goal Contest, be sure to do that here.

Recent Articles

2015 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7

At the NHL Draft Table with Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting

Coming out of last weekend’s NHL Draft and heading into next week’s Development Camp, we’re turning up the focus on our prospect coverage. For the Kings’ 2015 Draft class, the work is just about to begin, as they will get their first taste of what will be needed to hopefully reach the NHL someday. Behind-the-scenes, […]

TSN Radio

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Talking Sekera, Stoll, and Williams

Follow @MayorsManor Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio in Winnipeg with Rick Ralph, where they discussed what the Milan Lucic trade means for the Los Angeles Kings, the team’s interest in signing Andrej Sekera, Jarret Stoll’s status heading into free agency, and more. You can give today’s segment a listen using […]

Kopitar-Anze-hockey-LA-Kings

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kopitar, Lucic, and Jones

Follow @MayorsManor Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary with Pat Steinberg and Rob Kerr, where they discussed the latest on a possible contract extension for Anze Kopitar, Boston trading Milan Lucic to Los Angeles, the status of Andrej Sekera, what happened with Martin Jones, and more. You can give […]

Major News Items

Forbort AHL Burger King

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Rob Scuderi – ‘Do you really want to get to that point?’ […]

  2. […] Rob Scuderi – ‘Do you really want to get to that point?’ […]