Toews, Sharp and Perry talk Stamkos, Canadian Olympic roster

Some quick comments from a few playuers regarding Steven Stamkos not being part of the final Canadian Olympic roster…

Jonathan Toews:

“It’s a tough situation. Everyone knows that even when he is not at his best he is one heck of a player.  Who knows what he could have accomplished at the Olympics.  That’s a serious injury.  I am sure he did everything in his power to come back.  It’s a huge opportunity for a guy like him to help his country but this is not an injury to mess with.  I am sure it’s hard for him to have to make this decision but at the same time there is a long list of players to fill that spot.”

Patrick Sharp:

“It was tough news to hear.  I know how much he wanted to play in the Olympics.  I think he is the best goal scorer in the world.  It’s a tough loss for the team and the country.  I feel really bad for “Stammer” because I know how hard he was working to get there.  The good thing about our country (Canada) is that we have a deep talent pool and hopefully we can manage the loss.”

Corey Perry:

“It’s unfortunate.  He’s worked so hard to get back and to try and play for Canada.  Everybody feels bad for him.  You have to give him a lot of credit for how hard he worked to try and get back.”

Recent Articles

Lucic Kings NHL hockey

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Roster Plans and Sutter’s Future

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the Kings, including: coach Darryl Sutter’s immediate future, Dean Lombardi’s salary cap problems, the possibility of Milan Lucic re-signing in Los Angeles, potential trades, Dustin […]

Wagner Austin Pats WHL

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending Apr. 24, 2016

Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and overseas:
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, Ontario Reign (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)

Regular season: 50 goals, 48 assists, plus-30, 40 PIM in 68 games played
Playoffs: 12 goals, 6 assist, plus-3, […]

Clifford Nolan Salary Cap

LA Kings 2016-17 Salary Cup Crunch: Where Things Stand Today

A few of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles have been officially revealed over the past few days – Vinny Lecavalier is officially retiring, Milan Lucic wants to stay in Los Angeles, and the Kings’ still haven’t solved their problems on defense (largely caused by the departure of Slava Voynov).
Thus, it will be another […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News