February 12th, 2014, 02:29 AM #1
Jonathan Quick in a different place this year on Olympic hockey team (LA Times)
When Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was named to the U.S. Olympic team for the 2010 Vancouver Games, he knew he wouldn’t see much action behind Ryan Miller and Tim Thomas. And he didn’t, dressing as the backup for only one game and otherwise serving as the third goalie as Team USA won the silver medal.
Much has changed since then for Quick, who has a Stanley Cup title and Conn Smythe trophy on his resume and is vying for the starting job with Miller. But Quick insisted he’s not preparing any differently for potentially seeing a lot of action in the Sochi hockey tournament than he did while preparing to sit around a lot and try to stay sharp in Vancouver.
“Last time, you know where you were on the depth chart but you still kind of prepare as if, just because anything could happen,” Quick said Tuesday after Team USA practiced at the Bolshoy Ice Dome training rink.
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