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:
"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."