Justin Williams is reported to have had a long conversation with Terry Murray near center ice during the morning skate. Afterward, he declined to comment to reporters, only stating, “It’s about the Kings and the Canucks tonight. It’s not about me.”
First, that is exactly the correct response.
Second, he is very upset.
From his first interview with the Kings after the trade, I noticed two things about Justin: (1) he is confident and (2) he is proud. Fortunately, he brings maturity and class to that though I have often wondered whether Terry Murray’s dump and chase system that can stifle puck possession and creativity has stifled Justin’s game. Let’s hope this motivates Justin to find that extra gear.