What will Sutter say? Talks acquisition of Regehr, D-pairs, more

Following the Kings practice this afternoon at TSC, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…

– On what new defenseman Robyn Regehr brings to the Kings: “Experience, good guy in back, fills our left side. Work him in.”

– On Regehr’s off-ice intangibles: “Well, I think he’s played a long time and he has a pretty strong identity, and that’s pretty clear.”

– On what the defensive pairings will be: “I’d like to get everybody healthy, but we won’t have time for that. So, it’s not like you think about pairings. We have guys that play power plays, there’s kill penalties. Even though they play five-on-five together, they don’t always play together on special teams.”

– On if it’s any easier to acquire a player he’s coached before: “You know, I don’t really even know how to answer that because I’ve done it before and guys have struggled, and you know what? There’s no real answer for that. I think there’s guys that come in and get traded and play well and guys that traded and don’t play well. That’s a fact. That’s one thing about the deadline that everybody’s always talked about – is there enough time for a player to adjust? It doesn’t matter who it is. It doesn’t matter if you know the player or not. It’s not an easy time for players, quite honest, because they’re people, and they have families, and it’s a big chance.”

– On social media making making the day even more difficult the last few years: “Well, all of that makes it particularly harder now. Right? You don’t like seeing guys get traded. That’s a fact. That’s how I feel about it.”

– On Davis Drewiske being traded to Montreal: “Hey, Davis wants to play, and he’s at the point of his career – he’s going to be 29 this summer. He’s unrestricted and needs to play. However they see to use him, good, but it’s important for Davis from a career standpoint to be playing. It’s good for him to go to the other conference, too, because then everybody sees him…I was happy for him because of that. It’s no difference than anybody else. Anybody that was on our championship team last year is a member of our family forever, so I want them to do well.”

– On Matt Greene’s return date: “I couldn’t even tell you that. He’s on IR. He started skating, so I imagine there’s still a post-surgery (period). So, whatever date that they said at the outset, that would still be the same day if everything went as scheduled. And I’m not sure what that date is.”

– On Greene’s potential return: “I start looking at them when they’re (participating in) full practice. That’s when I start looking at the real date. So whatever they said – we’ve heard those before, right? And we still haven’t seen those players.”

– On any surprise with Brad Richardson’s play in the last two games: “Nope. That’s what I said – he should’ve had a full tank of gas. If he wouldn’t have, then I’d have been surprised.”

– On if Richardson played again in Phoenix because of his strong play or to give Fraser ‘more time to think’ about things: “Brad went in for Colin, right? So that didn’t mean Brad had been playing well, because he hadn’t been playing. That’s what you said. Hey, he scored. He should’ve scored last night. He had some good chances. If you can score in practice, then you can score in the game. Might’ve been the difference in the game last night. Had two or three great chances and didn’t score. Had nothing to do with Colin Fraser.”

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