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LUC ON NHL LIVE

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
E.J. Hradek and Don LaGreca interviewed Kings president of business operations Luc Robitaille on NHL Live on Wednesday.

 Luc Robitaille interview on NHL Live 6/11/08

Robitaille discusses the Marc Crawford coaching change that took place in Los Angeles on Tuesday. 

He later talks about the pieces the Kings have in place, with the Kings No. 1 center Anze Kopitar  in place, two great young defensemen in Thomas Hickey and Jack Johnson and a stable of goaltending prospects.

Some memorable quotes from the interview:

On Crawford:
"All of our young guys got better, sometimes you just have to make a move for a better fit in the situations."

On free agency and the direction of the team:
"Last year we tried to sign some free agents and it did not work out. I think from that stand point, Dean has this belief on how he wants to build the team. Our owner is not going to break from that."

On Jason LaBarbera:
"I have always been a fan of Jason LaBarbera. He had a tough four or five game-start and then he came on and was strong and then had a couple of weird injuries. I think he had a tough year injury wise and tried to play through it."

On Barry Melrose:
"Barry has been right for the last 15 years, he has not made one coaching mistake. He was the coach that had the biggest impact on me as a player."

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