Latest from camp – MM chats with Carcillo, Garon and Richards


Here are some raw quotes from a myriad of players following the Kings practice on Thursday…

– Dan Carcillo on how he’s feeling as training camp winds to a close:

“Good. I feel like myself again in the last year (?). Getting over the hump. So it’s encouraging, and just getting into game shape- this back to back will be a good test for everyone.”

– Carcillo on what he’s focusing more on as he puts injuries behind him:

“Yeah, timing. Like I said before, I haven’t played many games in two years. So, I need to play some games here. Get my feet under me, get the timing. It’s just hockey things- the battles… you don’t usually get that in practice.”

– Mike Richards on how he’s feeling as camp is almost over:

“I feel pretty good. I’m looking forward to the end of camp and the excitement of a new season.”

– Richards on playing with Matt Frattin:

“He has a good shot, so between him and Jeff, I’m just going to try to get those guys the puck in the zone as much as possible. He can definitely create a lot. I think he has a lot of skill and he’s a gritty player.”

– Richards on if he altered his training plans at all this summer:

“Not much. This year we had a little bit more of a set schedule which allows you to taper up and maintain that instead of the unknown of not playing like last summer. Last summer was just tough to be ready for when it started because you never knew when it was going to. This year you had a set plan and you knew what date you’re starting, so it was easier to have a routine going forward.”

– Richards on if it was weird seeing Penner in a Ducks jersey:

“A little bit. I remember when I played in Philly for the first time, it was definitely weird being on the other side. When you play a long time with the same team, it’s definitely different to see everybody on the other side. You have to adjust to it pretty quick, but at first it’s pretty weird.”

[note: Penner talked about how strange it was here]

– Goaltender Mathieu Garon on how he’s feeling:

“I feel good. Take it one day at a time, that’s how I approached this training camp. I didn’t want to look too far ahead, just one day at a time, and I know it’s coming to an end soon.”

– Garon on the possibility of getting a contract offer from the Kings:

“We haven’t talked yet. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know, honestly. I just want to do my job. At the end of the weekend or early next week, we’ll probably know more about it.”

– Garon on a scenario where Ben Scrivens was named the backup and he was asked to start the year in the AHL:

“I don’t know. I’m not there yet, like I said, I’m just focusing on getting the job done and we’ll see what it comes down to at the end.”

– Garon on the rumor that he already had KHL offers on the table:

“We talked to a few teams earlier…late in the summer. It’s not an option right now. I’m here and I want to play here and be in the NHL. So right now, I don’t think about it.”

– Garon on any feedback he’s received from the Kings during camp:

“Nothing. I think it’s better that way. I just focus on doing my job and they’re in charge of making decisions.”

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