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Phillip Danault Has More To His Game

08/11/2021 at 7:57am EDT

from Ethan Sears of th LA Times,

“I still think I have lots and lots to give and L.A. was seeing that in myself as well,” Danault said. “That’s what I liked too. They were seeing me the way I see me.”

Danault’s agent, Don Meehan, told him and Marie to have someone watch their child during the early hours of free agency. Indeed, the phone started to ring. The Kings called him first and were aggressive in their pursuit. Soon enough, a Zoom meeting was set up with Danault, team President Luc Robitaille, general manager Rob Blake, coach Todd McLellan and Jake Goldberg, senior director of hockey operations .

“Not about gaining a more offensive game, it’s just they were seeing the offense that I didn’t have the chance to use in Montreal as much, I think,” Danault said. “Cause they were putting me in that certain role — which was OK, we went to the Cup. But I feel like I had another gear.”...

The atmosphere here, where Danault can be a leader without the world falling on his shoulders, seems to fit him.

“I don’t think I can have more pressure than I had in Montreal,” Danault said. “… Montreal is pressure, which I love, but it’s gonna be a different pressure (in Los Angeles). I put enough pressure on myself.”


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