While perusing the quotes from last night’s game on Rich Hammond’s blog, I came across this little gem from Jonathan Quick:
“Just beating good teams builds character, especially coming back the way we did these past two nights, coming from a deficit, 2-0, 2-1. It just builds character, and we’re going to need a lot if we plan on doing well in the playoffs.”link
Read that last sentence again.
“It just builds character, and we’re going to need a lot if we plan on doing well in the playoffs.”
Earlier in the season this quote would have read, and often did from most players, “we’re going to need a lot of (whatever the topic was) if we plan on making the playoffs.”
That’s a big difference, and its appropriate Quick says such a thing at this time, when it is clear to all that this Kings team has turned an enormous corner in their development as a group.
They know they are making the playoffs because they know they will battle every minute until they get there.
And its not good enough anymore just to get there.
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