Off The Post: New Year's Edition
Players talk about their resolutions and who on the team is most likely to follow through
Happy New Year!
This is the time of year when gym memberships are up, recreational sports leagues become popular, and fast food chains are passed over in favor of the deli counter at Whole Foods…at least, temporarily.
It’s New Year’s Resolution Season, and while many people’s resolutions revolve around health and fitness, resolutions are also widely considered short-lived. Professional athletes are already at the top of the physically fit column, and most would believe they’re fairly disciplined when it comes to setting goals.
But are they?
Relax…you know we did the dirty work!
The Shot: What is your New Year’s resolution?
The Pass: Which of your teammates is most likely to follow through with his resolution?
Shot: I still haven’t done mine from last year – it was supposed to be to learn the guitar, but it’s hard! I picked it up a couple times, got frustrated, put it back down. Still working on it!
Pass: Rob Scuderi, Justin Williams or Mike Richards….usually when they set something for themselves they stick with it. The only guy I know, besides myself, who wouldn’t do it, is Drew Doughty would be the worst. Everything he says is pretty much false!
Shot: I could really stop biting my nails. I tell myself that all the time, but I just never do it!
Pass: These guys in here? I don’t know if anyone is good at following through with New Year’s resolutions, but maybe Rob Scuderi – new father, has to set a good example for his now three kids.
Shot: I’m going to score more goals than I did this last year.
Pass: Drew Doughty
Shot: Help my wife more with the kids. She’s been really good since we moved here, with the kids, with me coming to a new team.
Pass: A guy that if he says something he’s going to do it is Jonathan Bernier.
Shot: Give up pizza!
Pass: Kyle Clifford
Shot: Don’t have one yet, it’s too early!
Pass: Not Davis Drewiske!
Shot: Score a goal!
Pass: Willie Mitchell
Shot: I’m going to get cheesy – to get better as a hockey player.
Pass: Trevor Lewis
Shot: Win more games.
Pass: We’ve got all kinds of guys that would.
Shot: I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I never follow through with them – it’s a waste!
Pass: Definitely none of the younger guys. Maybe Colin Fraser or Rob Scuderi.
Shot: Be a better teammate, be a better LA King.
Pass: We’ve got a lot of dedicated people in here. Mike Richards – seems to be able to do whatever he puts his mind to.
Shot: Nothing yet.
Pass: No one!
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