Sick, in this case, was not a bad thing.
"Sick," said Kings left wing
Said Kings defenseman
And how about Quick's most-memorable scrap?
"Me?" he said, pausing.
"Off the ice or on the ice?"
For the record, he said he had not been in a full-on fight on the ice where "you square off with anyone."
Quick may have had the best takes about the comic sight of goalies fighting.
"We look like idiots when we do it," he said.
In fact, Quick was often thought of as the feisty one, not Bernier, in the Kings organization. Quick remembered a few chats with former Kings assistant general manager Ron Hextall, the once hot-tempered goalie turned mild-mannered executive. Hextall is in the
"Every time I'd get into a little scrum like that, I'd always kind of be waiting on a phone call from him afterwards, telling me I'm an idiot," Quick said. "Coming from him … I didn't know what to believe there."
Hextall, in fact, was involved in one of the best-known goalie scraps when he was with the Flyers, fighting with Toronto goalie Felix Potvin in 1996.
Kings captain Dustin Brown, who skated briefly after practice, is racing the calendar to get ready for the season opener.
"I think they're being cautious. I'll be good to go. ... I think it was just a weird position I was in when it happened," he said.
The Kings open the regular season Oct. 3 at Minnesota. They have three exhibition games remaining, including Tuesday night at
Regarding Brown, Sutter sounded a cautionary note. It's unclear when they will be able to get Brown into an exhibition game. Brown, who has an injured hamstring, has been off the ice since the opening day of training camp.
"We don't know," Sutter said. "Today is the first day he skated. He's a player really behind the eight-ball. … He's not a guy that can just jump into a game. So if he doesn't get any exhibition games, I'd say it's highly unlikely that you've got a player that's ready for the season."