"A couple of weeks ago, I thought his game was really good, lots of shots. Quality shots.
"Since we got in a busy schedule, I think his energy level went way down, so his detail dropped off. When his detail drops off, his skill does not come to the forefront.
"I've told guys: 'Hey, I'm taking minutes away.' When we've got extra guys, taking minutes away means guys move down or up. Get your game back and you can play. It's just an honest approach with him."
-Darryl Sutter, head coach of the LA Kings on Marian Gaborik. More on Gaborik from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times.