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by Paul on 12/26/09 at 01:15 AM ET
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
In his minor-league days, Jonathan Quick slept so deeply that his teammates would stumble off their bus after a trip and the equipment managers would unload the gear and think all was done only to find the goalie under a seat, slumbering.
That made for good jokes but bad mornings—especially when the Kings sent goaltending development guru Kim Dillabaugh to Manchester, N.H., to work with Quick. Only Quick was late, having overslept.
A good scare—a demotion to the ECHL during the 2007-08 season—and a good, loud alarm clock changed his habits.
“It was a teaching moment, so to speak,” Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said.
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