Randy Carlyle Morning Skate Press Conference

Thursday, 02.22.2007 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Randy Carlyle Morning Skate Press Conference






Q.  What types of things are you looking for out of Jackman tonight, assuming he's in there?

            COACH RANDY CARLYLE:  Well, it's either Jackman or Rome.  We'll have to make that decision.  We have an idea, but we're not a hundred percent sure which one's going to go in at this point.

            Both of them are going to have to move the puck and play solid defense.  That's the key.  For their contribution, Jackman has more offense on his side.  I would say that Rome is a bigger‑bodied guy.  6'3", about 230 pounds.  He's more of a defensive defenseman, so...

            Have to make that decision on whether we want more offense or whether we want more defense.


            Q.  How will you rotate minutes?  Will you try to put one of those other three into the top four or try to divide the minutes equally somehow?

            COACH RANDY CARLYLE:  Well, obviously, the minutes will have to be shared.  I would suspect that we'll rotate people through.

            With the situation we're presented with, we'll play Niedermayer, Beauchemin, O'Donnell, Huskins.  What we'll try to do is find minutes for Jackman or Rome and DiPenta.


            Q.  Have you come across many times before where, say, a similar situation, you lose a big piece, guys will rally around that?

            COACH RANDY CARLYLE:  Well, you know, it's one of those things that obviously we're going to try to use as a motivational tool for our group.  You have to be realistic when you lose a player of the magnitude of a Pronger.  It's not like you're going to lay that responsibility at one player to make up the difference.

            I think it's unrealistic for you to do that.  It's a team game.  You win and lose as a team.  Sure, there's individuals that step up and make larger contributions on any given night.  But it's a team game.  You have to play as a unit.  You have to have all of your players thinking on the same page.

            I think with us, with what happened, our focus has to be on our team game, getting back to the structure of what we play, getting back to a skating game.  We didn't skate the other night.  We got frustrated from our inability to execute, but we just didn't play our game.  We didn't play anywhere near the tempo that was required in the hockey game.


            Q.  Have you had a chance to talk to Pronger, try to help him through his portion of this?

            COACH RANDY CARLYLE:  Pronger?  No, I was just wondering if ‑ who was going to skate him today.  We gave that assignment to our video coach because they've got some things going on there (smiling).

            Can't have four days off, can he, till the next game?  He's got to go out and work.


            Q.  What are your options as far as the quarterback of the power play with him out?

            COACH RANDY CARLYLE:  Well, we have Beauchemin, played there before.  Scott Niedermayer.  Huskins.  If we decide to use Jackman, he's played there.  One of the things you have to deal with.  Players not available, so you move to Plan B, Plan C.  That's the way it works.






1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
11 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54


R. Getzlaf 74 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 62 32 20 16 52
R. Kesler 77 19 27 -4 46
S. Vatanen 62 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 76 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 68 9 25 -3 34
C. Fowler 75 7 27 5 34
J. Wisniewski 65 8 25 -14 33
H. Lindholm 73 7 26 22 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65

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