Imagine a day where the
That day remains far off.
But at least Kings Coach
Tuesday was their third exhibition together as the Kings beat the
"I'm still up in the air on our left wing, perfectly honest," Sutter said after Tuesday's morning skate. "The only guy that appears he is set where he is going to play is Frattin. ... After that, I'll let it just play out."
"Well, there's options, but you also have a roster," Sutter said. "…Quite honest, they all can't play. So if we were healthy going into the season, there's
Frattin described moving to the left side and trying to mesh with Richards and Carter.
"They kind of react off each other," he said. "Myself, it's a little 'thinking' right now. You want to get to that stage where you react to certain plays and you don't have to think about it. … I'm still thinking about it because it's still all new. As time goes on, you'll start reacting and it'll come a lot quicker."
Said Richards: "It's obviously an adjustment for him to play the left side, getting the pucks on his backhand all the time. For the first three, four days, it was an adjustment for him and for me too. I like playing with him. He talks a lot on the ice. He makes it easy for Jeff and I to know where he is, which makes it easier to get comfortable."
The Ducks signed their first-round draft pick, defenseman Shea Theodore, to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The 18-year-old from British Columbia led the Ducks in ice time Sunday against Colorado, playing just over 22 minutes. Theodore, picked 26th in June, is due to earn $925,000 annually in the
He could conceivably start the season with the Ducks because of the glut of injuries hitting their defense.