Soundbites with Sutter – from Saturday’s practice in LA

Following the Kings hour-long practice at TSC earlier today – and just before they boarded a flight for San Jose – here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…

On if anything different has to happen in game six as opposed to Games 3 and 4:

“We played well enough up there, got beat 2-1 twice. If we scored another goal, we might not be going back there.”

On if he is encouraged to see Jarret Stoll skating:

“It is what it is. He has a brain injury. It’s not funny, he has a brain injury. We play with every other injury because you’re hurt but you can’t play with that. It’s very simple.”

On concussion protocol:

“When he gets hurt, then symptoms. Concussion symptoms. there’s 7-8 symptoms to tell you whether it’s a concussion or not. So, obviously it’s symptomatic. Then symptom’s subside, then you do your baseline test. Then you do light activity, then you do light activity with the group and see if there’s any other symptoms. Then you have to be symptom free again, which basically is the next day.”

On if noise in San Jose becomes less of an issue the more the Kings play there:

“No. I mean, I’m used to it. What’s the big deal? Our building has been loud. I don’t think it’s got anything to do with… I’ve been in a lot louder buildings than that one. I don’t think it’s an issue. I don’t think anyone bases a game on how loud it is.”

On if anything changes in the plan knowing it’s a close-out game:

“Nope.”

On the best arena’s he’s been in:

“Chicago’s stadium. Anything close to that? “No.”

On feeling the noise as your walking Chicago’s building:

“Yeah, vibrating. If you’re thinking that San Jose is close to it, I can say it’s significantly different.”

On if old buildings are hard to play in:

“It’s the biggest reason why there’s not as much changes in the buildings, right? Because you have to remember, those original six buildings were 185 and 187 feet long. That’s 13 feet to 15 feet different. So, it’s not about the noise. It’s more about the courage.”

On the noise of buildings:

“If the noises bothers you, plug it off. 15 feet’s a lot of difference, think about it.”

On his playing at the Forum:

“Bad ice. Commercial flights. Long ways. First time I got called up here I had to fly from Moncton, New Brunswick to Los Angeles. So you leave there at dark and fly through whatever it was, Toronto or Montreal to get to Los Angeles. Lot of old guys on their team.” (Reporter: “It was an older league though?”)… “No they we’re an older team. I remember the old jerseys, too. That’s why I like when we wear the jerseys, purple and yellow. I wish we did it more. Well, I think we will now, right? I think because it’s a legends jersey, right? And I think everyone is supposed to have a third jersey that you use so many games. I think it would’ve been year except for the 48-game thing.”

On if he would ever want to have the Kings play a pre-season game at the Forum:

“Well, you’d have to have good ice. What is it now, like a theater? We fly over it all the time, because you stay at the airport. I like going to the racetrack there and now that’s gone. If you’re ever a day there because you practiced at the forum or in Culver City. You’d always come back and change in the forum, but I’d walk if there was something going on in Hollywood Park, instead of going to the race. Everyone said don’t walk, you shouldn’t be walking. But now that’s going to go away, too. Changing of the times, right?”

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