Stoll has a lot to say after Dodger Stadium practice


Thoughts from Jarret Stoll following the Kings’ practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday…

On playing in an outdoor game previously:

“It was cold. It was pretty brutal. It was warm on the bench, though, I remember that. The heaters on the bench. Maybe good if you’re not playing much that game. Yeah, it was a good experience, a great experience. The atmosphere, the crowd- just different. Just playing a game outside with different sight lines and vantage points and stuff like that. It’s just a different feeling. You just have to put it all in your sight. It’s hard to do, easy to say. It’s a fun time.”

On if the weather affected the game:

“It might have in that game, yeah. Here, I don’t know. It’s starting to cool down out there a little bit now. When we first got out there, it was pretty humid, I thought. Pretty warn. I think if it’s like this out there right now, then we might be alright.”

On if the cold weather from being outdoors affects his play:

“No, I think you just do what you have to do. Make sure you’re warmed up before the game and just try to have that same mindset, that same attitude during the game. I don’t think from shift to shift it’s going to matter too much.”

On if he thinks the physicality of the outdoor game will be the same as it was in Anaheim:

“That’s the thing, sometimes with different surroundings and atmosphere, it can be a little different. We’re going to try do the same, for sure, from our standpoint. Be a physical team, a hard heavy team and try to bring our game, our style the way we play. If we don’t, we’re probably not going to win.”

On if the crowd affects play during outdoor games:

“Not really. They’re so far away that it takes away from the atmosphere of being loud, I think. But great to see 50,000-60,000 people, for sure. It’s just not going to be as loud as Staples Center or Honda Center or those stadiums.”

On the visual difference of playing outdoors:

“It’s bright. I noticed how bright it was. Probably going to have to wear the eye strips tomorrow just with the lights. But you’re not looking out there, so to speak. You’re trying to focus on the rink and the ice, the boards and the net and all those things. I think if you start looking at the overall stadium, you’re going to get a little distracted.”

On first impressions of the outdoor rink:

“It was cool. It was what I kind of thought. You’ve seen a lot of pictures the last couple of days of what it looks like. It’s great to see. I’ve come to a lot of Dodgers games and to see this and how different it is and how much work they put into it is pretty special.”

On two California teams getting the spotlight:

“Yeah, its great. It should be like this. A lot has happened for hockey in Southern California since probably ’89, there. Two Stanley Cups for two teams and a lot of new, young hockey players and new buildings, new rinks being built. It shows a lot, for sure it does.”

On if players would want to do an outdoor game again:

“I’m sure different teams. It’s a great thing for the NHL and for revenues. Different atmosphere, different experience for the fans. That’s what you want out of it. You want the fans to get away from it and be like, ‘wow that was a great event, that was a great experience. I love the game even more now.’ That’s the main thing. We have to spread it around a little bit, and I’m sure they’re doing it.”

On Robyn Regehr wanting to get a puck over the left field wall:

“He doesn’t have a very good shot. I don’t know how he could do that. Although he did score the other night, so he’s hot right now.”

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