Coach Speak: Sutter vs Vigneault after LA 2OT win in Game 2

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following LA’s 5-4 double-overtime win in Game 2 of the Stanley CUp Final…
Q. Willie Mitchell’s performance tonight?
SUTTER: Played a lot of minutes. Haven’t seen the final.  Those four guys played 35 minutes for us.
Q. What do you take away from your team’s ability to [...]

FRIDAY: Sutter has a lot to say after Kings practice

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s practice on Friday at TSC…
Q. During the San Jose series when you put together Carter’s line with the two young wingers, what was your thought process?
SUTTER: We wanted to get, first off, our four centermen in that position, so we just felt we matched up better.  [...]

Thursday: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault plots his next move

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault during Thursday morning’s media availability…
Q. Obviously Dan’s pass did not lose the game last night. When a  guy makes a play like that that’s so out there at the end, what is the
dynamic of how difficult it is when you have two days till you play another  game?
VIGNEAULT: [...]

Darryl Sutter quotes after Kings Game 1 OT win

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after the team’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 vs. the Rangers…
Q. The early part of the game, was that them or was that you guys a little sluggish coming out?
SUTTER: I think they had a lot of energy and were fresh. If you look at their playoffs in [...]

MEDIA DAY: Comments from Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter

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As part of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final Media Day in Los Angeles, here are comments from Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi and Head Coach Darryl Sutter…
Q. Coach, you and your club have gone through so much this postseason, what are some of the things that you are most proud of as to the way your [...]

MEDIA DAY: Comments from Rangers coach and GM

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As part of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final Media Day in Los Angeles, here are comments from New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather and Head Coach Alain Vigneault…
Q. Alain, do you think your time in Vancouver helps you in terms of familiarity with this team?
VIGNEAULT: Well, it’s definitely a team that I know real [...]

Sutter after Kings win Game 7 in Chicago

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Trailing three times and needing overtime to get the win was all just part of the process for the LA Kings. Following their overtime win in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, here is what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
Q. What do you remember about the games with the [...]

Sunday with Sutter – pregame quotes

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Sunday morning, in advance of Game 7 vs. the host Chicago Blackhawks, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following…
Q. Is part of bouncing back and being resilient the ability to put the soft ones or the bad ones behind you and keep going?
SUTTER: Just looking at last game for the most part. We bounced back [...]

Sunday: Coach Q morning skate quotes

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Comments from Blachkawks coach Joel Quenneville in advance of Game 7 vs. the Kings…
Q. Heading into Game 5, Brandon Saad said, We need to relax. Are you kind of sensing that same vibe, that confidence, that optimism?
QUENNEVILLE: We want the same approach. I thought Game 5 we came into the game knowing we had a [...]

Blackhawks coach Q on pressure of Game 7 vs LA

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Saturday afternoon quotes from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville…
Q. On pressure.
QUENNEVILLE: I don’t look at it as pressure. I think it’s been fun. We’ve been in a real interesting situation the last two games. As series progress, and as in-series progress as well, the games get tougher and faster and more important.  I thought as the [...]