Or so says my email from the Kings. Funny that they email it out before giving Hammond the news.
"Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today that the Kings have signed G Jonathan Quick and D Davis Drewiske to 3 yr extensions. These deals will keep both players under contract through the 2012-2013 seasons" was the email.
In truth, if DL used last night's "stoppable goals" in contract negotiations with Quick, then yes, the timing actually was appropriate. Let's just hope Quick can fix the weaknesses in his game.......
Will you guys ever be happy ?????????????
Man, Quick is a Goalie like i couldn't remember here in L.A.
He is awsome and his way to play the game is entertaining.
He will make his way, keep in mind he is very young and plays liek a 10 year pro.
The sky is the limit for that guy.
I think it is premature for Drewiske only because the deal is most likely a one-way contract and not two. With that said he has proven to be a solid 4-7 d-man.
Quick signing also may be premature but keep in mind, if he has a great complete season his value would go way up. DL obviously likes what he has seen and most likely signed him to a CAP friendly deal.
I like both deals and I love how DL is really trying to keep his players together long-term.
I'll be honest, Drewiske was one of my biggest concerns this off season, but he leads the team in +/- and has been steady and even been a little mean back there...
I always wondered why you thought he was so soft. He took a roughing minor/misconduct from the bench last season for getting involved in a scrum that happened in front of the bench and he usually finishes his checks.
I've been more surprised with his skating and ability with the puck. He showed me smarts last season but I wasn't copmpletely sold if the physical talent could match the mental.
Of course not. There is always something to complain about when you are a Kings fan.
I'll be the first to admit that Quick hasn't played as well as he can this season but the team is winning games and that is all that matters. Quick has the ability it is just a matter of getting back to where he was last season which I think he'll get to. The coach is being very clear that he expects more out of him.