Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings tweeted this about having to miss the finals this year:
— Jonathan Quick (@JonathanQuick32) June 18, 2013
He is a competitor and an amazing athletic specimen. His attitude to strive towards perfection is enviable by any reasonable goalie or human being. Quick has gotten into the faces of officials. He has taken a few swings, sometimes with a stick at opposing players. He also made spectacular saves while players crashed into, over and under him.
Quick has been snubbed for the Vezina Award Trophy over the last two years despite being the most flexible and acrobatic goaltender in the league. He also managed to keep the team’s goals against per game around two. He achieved this despite his defense being crippled by injuries through the losses of Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell.
There is no reason to think that the man’s game peaked with the first Stanley Cup. He obviously wants the to keep that trophy in for L.A. as many years as his services are called upon. His work ethic and drive are demonstrated by his recovery from surgery. After getting work done on his back, he returned in time to play a healthy majority of the season in front of backup Jonathan Bernier.