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 [...]

Sutter lands in Chicago and says…

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Comments from Kings coach Darry Sutter upon landing in Chicago on Saturday afternoon…
Q. There’s an old adage in sports that good defense usually beats good offense. Why has that not been the case in this series?
SUTTER: I think there’s more goals in this series than normally expected. Hasn’t been a whole lot of power plays. [...]

Just hours from puck drop, Blackhawks talk Game 6

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Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith spoke to the media before Game 6 in Los Angeles…
Q.  Duncan, you guys talked going into Game 5 about the pressure being on them to close this out.  Still feel that way?
KEITH:  There’s pressure on both ways.  I think it’s just a matter of the [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville on Chicago’s Game 5 win

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville following Chicago’s double-overtime win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final…
Q. It was like an eight-minute stretch in the first overtime between whistles. From the bench, what was that sensation like?
SUTTER: Trying to get your changes in, trying to get your shifts in. [...]

Pre-Game 5: Blackhawks Coach Q on Water Bottle, Lines, Momentum

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had the following to say as he prepares his team for a Game 5 match-up vs. the Kings in Chicago…
Q. Talking about the lines, with the Saad combination, what are you looking for?
QUENNEVILLE: I thought Saad and Shawsy last game were effective. Kaner can add to the mix there. I thought [...]