WCF Pre-Game 1 – Darryl Sutter on Stoll and what’s needed vs Blackhawks

Even though the team didn’t take to the ice for their usual morning skate, coach Darryl Sutter still met with the media to share some thoughts prior to the start of Game 1 between the Kings and Blackhawks…

On the early start:

“We’ve had 4 to 8:30 starts. So, it doesn’t affect nothing really. Here Thursday, practice Friday, film work last night. Breakfast and go play.”

On if we’ll have to ‘wait for the anthem’ to get an update on Jarret Stoll:

“We don’t talk about injuries, doesn’t matter who it is.”

On if last year’s road record is even more impressive now in hindsight:

“Not really. You have to win a lot of different ways. We’ve done it this year too.”

On what Stoll would add to line-up if he plays:

“If he’s effective, he (gives) us a good checking centerman. If he’s not, he doesn’t. We went down this road, same questions, just exchange Greene for Stoll, a little while ago, very same. He’s a veteran player with some experience. But, if they’re not bringing that in terms of performance, it doesn’t really matter. Then, they have no value in your line-up.”

On if the Kings need to copy Detroit’s plan of taking away time and space in the neutral zone:

“Every good defensive team plays well in the neutral zone. I know the spotlight is on where two nets are, but from the top of the circles to the top of the circles is where all good teams (shine). That’s why these four teams are still playing, they’re very effective in those areas.”

If you really want to read some good excellent Sutter quotes, don’t miss what he had to say yesterday. It’s all linked below for your convenience, along with additional Kings-Blackhawks coverage.

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