This is an interesting look at a scouting report of our very own Jonathan Quick. The Goalie Guild conducted this scouting report and gave it to the San Jose Sharks. Now that the series is over, they have published it. It provides their insight into Quick’s strengths and weaknesses.

Here is a snippet from the article. Click on the link for more.

Prior to the start of the Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks series, I offered up a scouting report on Jonathan Quick to a staff member of the Sharks. Now that the Kings have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs thanks to Joe Thornton’s overtime goal in Game 6, I am able to post the report for my loyal readers.

Despite losing the series, I hope Quick skated away with his head held high. For me, it’s not the second-period meltdown in Game 3 that will be remembered, but rather his ability to suddenly turn two losses into a memorable 51-save victory in an elimination game.

As goaltenders always say, it’s not the bad goal you give up or bad game you play that matters, it’s how you respond. And boy, did Quick ever respond.

Simply put, Jonathan was otherworldly in Game 5. His precise focus and intricate attention to detail with his angles, positioning and rebound control proved to the hockey world that he’s only getting better as time goes on. His flexibility, foot speed and reactions was in another dimension and watching him get into the zone was a terrific learning experience.

It makes the series loss a tough one for him to stomach, but let’s chalk it up as a valuable learning experience. He will only become mentally tougher as a result and it’s just another proud hole to punch into his utility belt.

As you will read below, I think the only thing missing from Quick’s game was a heightened sense of situational awareness. Pay close attention to the final paragraph (seen below in red), where I discuss playing with a lead. He proved during the regular season that he’s prone to taking his foot off the gas and suffering from a slight lack of focus in non-intense moments.

Unfortunately, the same issue came to fruition in this series.

Jonathan Quick Scouting Report

I asked the author of the report what he prefers…head or gut? I am waiting for a response.

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7 replies

  1. Quick was awesome in the playoffs. As I stated before, I don’t care how many goals he gave up and when….none of them were soft. Most of the 17 goals scored in the final 4 games were simply outstanding goals. Much credit has to go to SJ. Don’t like saying it out loud but that’s what I witnessed…..pretty good skill.

    Quick is the man! Keep your head up son, you were great. This kid will only get better.

    Great season Kings. Thank you for the effort and determination you all showed throughout the year. We appreciate it.

    See you all next year!

  2. A friend and I were talking last night and think we’re on the verge of a Halak/Price situation with our goaltending tandem.

    Which one do we dangle as trade bait? I’inclined to say Bernier, but I’m not 100% sure. What do you think?

    • Quick has all the intangibles and possess the ability to just be flat out amazing, Bernier is very fundamental and has all the tools for a great goalie, but I truly think you can’t teach greatness and I think Quick can get to that level, I mean his records would be so much better if the Kings could just score every now and then….it will be a hard choice when it comes down to it, but I think Quick just gets it and will be our franchise goalie for years to come.

    • That’s a good question Vagabond. I can’t give an answer because I never speak on things I haven’t personally witnessed. I’ve only seen JB play a handful of games. Not a big enough sample to give my scouting report.

      I;ve read the scouting reports on his perfect or near perfect technique and I read how many fans think he’s the next great netminder. Until you see him play on a consistent basis in the NHL it’s hard to tell how good he can/will be. He’s looked pretty good in the few games I’ve seen. It has the potential of being a very tough decision.

      The one thing I do know, is athleticism and mental toughness can’t be taught….but technique can be improved and refined.

      Not saying JB isn’t mentally tough because I haven’t seen him go through the trials and tribulations the regular season and the playoff present to make my personal judgment. He very well could be as tough as Quick. I don’t know just yet.

      It’s definitely nice having to much talent for a change.

      We have some great years ahead of us.

    • Neither. Keep both and sign them to extensions. 1 mill each and we still pay less then alot of other teams. Can never have enough talent, so why get rid of 1?

      Obviously I believe both can survive without being at each others throats.

  3. Johnny Quick is amazing. You could win a Stanley Cup with him. He has everything to do with the teams’ improvement. He will only get better.

    I found that report to be verbose bullshit. Suffice to say, he is one of the strongest parts of the team.


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