Maybe he will be sentimental afterward, but
No, he wasn't inclined to share his memories of former Kings
Williams and Richards will be playing against their former Kings teammates for the first time since leaving Los Angeles. Likewise, Sutter didn't have much to offer before the Kings faced former teammate
"They're on the other team tonight," Sutter said of Williams and Richards. "They won two Cups with us. They're great memories. We don't have to share them publicly, do we?"
Then there was this gem.
"You guys writing a book about all the players who used to play in Los Angeles?" Sutter asked. "Is this a 50-year thing, or what's going on here?"
After that, no one was about to bring up
There was more insight elsewhere on Tuesday morning. Kings defenseman
"When a guy like that says something, when a guy like that who’s won three Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe, everyone is going to listen," Doughty said. "He’s a smart man and he knows the right things to say at the right time. It was huge for our team. I’ll never forget, he did this speech one time before our [
So, did Kings forward Tyler Toffoli ever call Williams by his nickname, Mr. Game 7?
"I didn't, but I know he hated it," Toffoli said, looking amused. "So maybe I'll say it to him on the ice."
Doughty was happy Richards found a "home" in Washington. Not only did Doughty win two Cups with Richards, but they won a gold medal together for Team Canada at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.