Tanner Pearson on Hawerchuk, Carter, and Toffoli

Morning skate quotes from Kings forward Tanner Pearson in advance of Game 6…

What effect did your junior coach Dale Hawerchuk have on your career?

“I really like Dale as coach. He’s good for young kids. He was a really skilled player and there is a reason he is in the Hall of Fame. Kind of watching him play 3 on 3 after practice you can lean so much from him.”

One thing you have taken from him skill wise that you use to this day?

“I wouldn’t call it advice. I just remember after a practice he pulled me aside and told me to get the puck and shoot with your eyes closed. He had a knack to know where there net was and I think it really helped.”

When Darryl decided to make the move in Game 4 by putting you and Tyler Toffoli with Jeff Carter, fair to say you had earned his trust to play significant minutes?

“We played with each other in the regular season and I thought we did quite well and then playing us on a regular shift, it’s comforting to have that trust factor and it is something that I understand that we had to earn.”

Is there such a thing as team being in the driver’s seat?

“I don’t think so. You just have to take it came by game.”

Morning skate quotes from Kings captain Dustin Brown here.

Morning skate quotes from Kings forward Justin Williams here.

Recent Articles

How the Kings Could Make a Pacioretty Trade Work

Buckle up. The next 48 hours should be fun, hockey fans – for a number of different reasons. To start with, the NHL Draft kicks off tonight, where the Kings currently hold pick No. 20. What they might do with it has been covered extensively on this site over the past two weeks. On the […]

[UPDATED] LA Kings 2018-19 Salary Cap, Trade Scenarios, and Voynov Update

We’ve reached that time of the year again – the week after the Stanley Cup has been awarded and all attention turns to the upcoming NHL Draft, followed by the opening of free agency. Thus, the questions have been rolling in of late, what does all of this mean for the LA Kings? And what […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Awards and Next Moves by LA Kings

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to look at the NHL Awards — how likely is it Anze Kopitar or Drew Doughty walks away with hardware – and what moves are coming up from LA Kings GM Rob Blake […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this. After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we've finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings - including this year's highly coveted No. 1 spot. … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Morning skate quotes from the Kings Dustin Brown, Justin Williams and Darryl Sutter can be found here. […]