Flashback Friday: Word Association with Sutter, Miller, Nickson

Canucks SedinsComing out of the Kings visit to Vancouver on Thursday night, what better series of articles to delve into for Flashback Friday than some stuff involving the Canucks? Obviously, there would be 100 different ways to go with this – including Dustin Brown’s big hit in the playoffs, Jarret Stoll’s overtime winner (which he nearly predicted a few days earlier), Drew Doughty’s noted hatred for Western Canada’s beloved sons, etc. However, we’re going with the occasionally quotable Darryl Sutter.

Here is looking back at what L.A.’s coach, along with Bob Miller, Nick Nickson, and a few Kings players had to share during some Word Association we played back in March 2013:

– On Daniel Sedin:

Bob Miller – Talent
Nick Nickson – Talented
Darryl Sutter – Top-end skill
Dustin Brown – Which one is he?
Kyle Clifford – Swede
Dwight King – Which one’s the passer? I don’t even know their first names.
Alec Martinez – Skilled
Jake Muzzin – Twin
Jordan Nolan – Twin
Justin Williams – Scorer

– On Henrik Sedin:

Miller – Equal talent
Nickson – Just as talented
Sutter – Just as good as his brother
Brown – The other one
Clifford – Twin
King – One’s a passer, one’s a scorer
Martinez – Also skilled
Muzzin – Other twin
Nolan – Twin
Williams – Passer

And among the Canucks defenseman, which player comes to mind first…

Miller – “Kevin Bieksa. He’s tough, he can play, he can score and he’s involved.”

Nickson – “Bieksa because he does a lot of things well, plays with an edge. He appears to be tough to play against.”

Sutter – “Alex Edler. He’s a top player.”

Brown – “Dan Hamhuis. Playing with Kopi, he’s always matched up against us. He’s pretty solid and is hard to play against, in the sense he’s always in really good position and doens’t make a lot of mistakes.”

Clifford – “Kevin Bieksa. He’s the sheriff.”

King – “Bieksa. He’s been there a while and he’s a guy that’s good at both ends of the ice, so you notice him out there.”

Martinez – “Hamhuis. He’s a good puck mover for them, and he’s been a staple on their blue line for a while. So, he’s obviously a real good player for them. There’s a few more too. Garrison, he’s got a big shot.”

Muzzin – “Beiska. He’s always in the media.”

Nolan – “Beiska. I just always know when he’s out there, in every way possible. He’s big and he’s physical. He gets in your face and probably a little annoying too.”

Williams – “Mean face, Bieksa”

3 MUST-READ ARTICLES:

Drew Doughty on where his hatred stands for the Canucks

Word Association: Dustin Penner on the LA Kings

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