Jeff Carter talks outdoor game at Dodger Stadium


While the comedic relief for the day came courtesy of Dustin Penner and Drew Doughty – see here for their quotes – it was Kings forward Jeff Carter who was quick to remind everybody that there will actually be a real, regular season game played at Dodger Stadium come January 2014.

Following the main portion of the press conference, here’s what he shared during a chat with MayorsManor…

On what the game will be like:

“It’s going to be exciting. I’ve had the chance to play in one before in Boston. I know what all comes with it and the excitement of the fans and whatnot. I think it will be a little different here. We won’t have the heated benches or anything like that. It’s going to be fun. It’s a great event for the fans, but it’s still a hockey game for us. It’s still two points on the line so it’ll be intense.”

On keeping calm the week leading up to it:

“It’s tough. Guys have a lot of family that come in for it. With us playing in Anaheim a couple of nights before—that’ll bring it up a little more with the close games. I don’t think there’s way to really keep the excitement down. You just have to get out there and work through it. Like I said, it still comes down to two points. It’s still a huge game for both teams. It’ll be a lot of fun.”

Compared to a regular game, on how quickly time passes during an event like this:

“It goes by really quick. I played in Boston. We were hoping for the intermission to come a little quicker because it was freezing there. It’s fun. It goes by real quick. For us, last time it was a two-day event where it flew by like nothing. I definitely enjoyed it.”

On Drew Doughty’s first words upon stepping onto the field:

“When we walked in, he had to have a picture from up top there. He seems like he’s pretty excited. I know all the guys are. The guys have been talking about it. It’s just going to be a good event.”

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