By securing the services of forward Philip Donald, the Los Angeles Kings were convinced they were already a better team.
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President Luke Robitel also believes that Quebezer has an influence on many aspects of his club, for example the performance of veteran Ange Kopitar.
“By adding one of the league’s top five crosses to a field like Philip Danault, we really feel we’ve made our team better,” Robitail told SiriusXM NHL Radio on Friday. On the other hand, by betting on Philip, we can give Copiter more dangerous minutes. He removed all the interviews in our zone and did not need to play in large numbers. This allows him to breathe, so he can help us in another way by getting more points. “
Good for young people
After signing a six-year, $ 33 million deal with Donald Kings, it will be time to establish his niche in Los Angeles. The Victoriaville Tigers production company is also called upon to provide its knowledge to young skaters.
“We rely on young people like this [Alex] Turquoise, [Gabriel] Willard and [Quinton] Bifield, and Robitail said it would be awesome if they could learn from Ang and Donald. We know that Philip is very good with young people, that he works every day and does whatever it takes to be a good professional. We think it’s very good for our locker room. “
In a few years of reconstruction, the kings were ready to make the next decision, according to the president.
“It simply came to our notice then [participer aux séries], He declared. Every work we have done over the last few years, we have done so patiently and to build good young players, to build a team that gives us a chance to win the Stanley Cup in the future.
“But the only way to learn how to play in the playoffs is to get involved in it, so our goal is to qualify and see how things go,” Robitail continued. As we saw this year, you never know how far you can go if a team has speed. Our goal is to be a playoff team next year. If we pack in a round or two, our young players will still have a good idea of all the sacrifices needed to move further in the future.