Dallas defensemen weigh in on the Kings intimidating size

At the Dallas Stars’ morning skate today we had a chance to chat with two defensemen at opposite ends of their familiarity with the LA Kings. Alex Goligoski has seen them just 10 times over his six years in the NHL, with half of that spent in Pittsburgh. Trevor Daley, on the other hand, was drafted by the Stars in 2002 and tonight will mark career game number 50 vs. the Kings. So he knows them pretty well.

Here’s what each guy had to say…

– Goligoski on playing the Kings for the first time this season: “They’re obviously Stanley Cup champs. I don’t think they’ve had much of a roster turnover. We know that those two guys are out on D, but it’s the same team, you know? They’re going to play an honest game. Chip it in, go work, and that’s kind of what we know about them.”

– Goligoski on if there’s extra pressure playing the Stanley Cup champions: “For us? I don’t think so. We haven’t seen those guys yet this year, it’s been a while. We know how the game’s going to go. We know what it’s going to be like – same thing as any team in our division, just kind of grind one out here. I don’t think there’s any extra pressure. Just go play.”

– Goligoski on the Kings size being intimidating when comparing it to Dallas: “I don’t think so. We just got done playing St. Louis. I think Anaheim has got some size there, and San Jose with those big guys. I don’t think these guys are any bigger than the other big teams I guess.”

– Daley on if the Kings’ size intimidates them: “Not really. I’m not a bigger guy, so I deal with size every night. So it’s not much for me. But, they’re a good team. They’re big, strong guys. It’s going to be enjoyable one tonight.”

– Daley on if it still matters playing the defending Stanley Cup champions nine months after the fact: “Yeah, for sure. Everybody wants a crack at them. They’re where the league is at right now, is those guys. As of late they’ve been playing some really good hockey too. So, I’m excited to get a chance, to get a crack at them tonight, and see where we’re at.”

– Daley on who he’d love to lay a big, clean hit on tonight if the opportunity arises: “Any one of them (laughs)…I’ll go with Jeff Carter.”

For the record, the Stars are somewhat of a smaller team. Both Daley and Gologoski are listed at 5-foot-11.  Plus, they only feature three forwards who are at least 6-foot tall and 210 pounds – with one of them being 41-year old Jaromir Jagr.

By comparison, the Kings have seven guys bigger than that among their 12 starting forwards.

RELATED ARTICLE: Dallas Stars players try Word Association with seven LA Kings

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

July 2017: Update on LA Kings Salary Cap Situation and Roster Projection

Fresh on the heels of forward Nick Shore and the Kings agreeing to new one year contract, with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000, we have updated our look at the team’s current salary cap situation.
2017-18 LA Kings Projected Opening Night Roster (with important notes at the end of the article)
 

Cammalleri
Kopitar
Brown

1,000,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,550,000

 
 
 

Kempe
Dowd
Brodzinski

894,167
650,000
950,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Shore
Lewis

1,600,000
925,000
2,000,000

 
 
 

Nolan
Andreoff
 

950,000
677,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Doughty
 

4,000,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Martinez
LaDue
 

4,000,000
1,500,000
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Gravel
 

650,000
950,000
 

 
 
 

Folin
 
 

850,000
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Kuemper
 

5,800,000
650,000
 

 
The above 23-man roster […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven’s Kings Updates – Thornton, Brown, Phaneuf, Bernier, Iginla, etc.

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Nick Alberga of Ice Cap to discuss a plethora of topics surrounding the LA Kings roster heading into free agency, including: Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, Dustin Brown-for-Dion Phaneuf trade speculation, goaltender Jonathan Bernier, forward Jarome […]

Yannetti Evaluates Kings Selections from 2017 NHL Draft

Although the Los Angeles Kings have gone through significant upheaval in their management ranks over the past few months, the 2017 NHL Draft was largely business as usual. While GM Rob Blake was present at the draft table, the event was largely run by Mark Yannetti, Director of Amateur Scouting – just as it has […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. GKG!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Dallas defensemen weigh in on the Kings intimidating size […]