Jonathan Quick is a fine goalie, a Stanley Cup champion and the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most-valuable player of the playoffs last spring. He is not what we in the business like to call a good quote, however. He’s never expansive in his answers and relies on cliches all too often. You’ve seen “Bull Durham”? He’s seen it, too.
Quick was especially short with his answers after the Kings’ 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday. A sampling: “It’s another game. It’s no different whether you’re on the road or home. Same thing. Could have won a hockey game, but we didn’t do it today.”
Asked about the Kings’ many defensive breakdowns, Quick said, “They scored more than us. We were able to score more than the other team in the last game in the third period and they were able to do it tonight, so that’s why they won.”
Asked about the reasons for the Stars’ scoring advantage, Quick said, “Yeah, I didn’t stop them and usually when you don’t stop the pucks, they go in the net.”
In the immortal words of Kevin Costner while playing Crash Davis in the film “Bull Durham”: “Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains.”