The Q & A feature of NHL.com's boyunca Five Questions, “runs from 2018-19 during the regular season. We talk to important people in and around the game and ask questions to learn about their lives, careers and latest news.
Latest edition of New York Rangers defender Kevin ShattenkirkIn the second season of a four-year contract, he signed on 1 July 2017.
NEW YORK — Mental break Kevin Shattenkirk In the season previously worked for the New York Rangers defender clearly.
Shattenkirk was a healthy scratch against San Jose Sharks on October 11, four days after playing 8:29 with Carolina Hurricanes on 8 October.
It was the last coup of 29-year-olds. Shattenkirk made a dream come true for his hometown in New York, New York. In the last 38 games of the past season, the injured knee has been playing since the training camp required it.
However, although Shattenkirk is a defenseless defender of defenders this season (13-10-2), attack production is an undisputed advocate, even if it isn't at the level that anyone expects, since the press followed a play in the press.
Video: NYR @ DET: Top shelf Wrister nets for Shattenkirk PPG
Shattenkirk has played in 21 games since the average of 19 times. There are eight points (one goal, seven assists) and plus-2 in this range.
Coach David Quinn stated how the best part of his game was defended by a downward, trustworthy and strong body and stick position.
I Almost from a mental point of view, it should have been 100 percent, Qu Quinn said. "We have 20 plus games, and I think it's very close to being an attacker we know he can have. He's had a chance, perhaps not opportunistic, but I'm absolutely happy with the general direction of his game."
Shattenkirk clearly it is.
Here are the Five Questions Sh Kevin Shattenkirk:
You can't get the same numbers you've had in the past and probably the numbers you've been waiting for yourself, especially considering you've received about 47 points per season in four seasons before coming to New York. But I wonder what you feel about your overall game and whether it is satisfying?
“I feel like I'm close to the best I've ever played in my career. I feel like I'm on the defensive side of things that I think are faster. I think that's really changed, I really trust myself and your skate, and don't worry about fighting so much to be a bit more aggressive. This is what you have to do today because children are much faster and can reach the highest speed. It's a lot faster … When I look at the last couple of games, I've had a lot of luck, a chance to attack. and once this starts to come, it's really starting to come to that point for me. "
A mindset change for you? I'm asking because when you come to New York and before You have to hear it in Louis, there are those who say the game is aggressive, the power game numbers are great, but they are also curious about your defensive game. Have you changed your mind to focus on defense?
"Absolutely not. No. I think I always know how to do it, how I do it. I think last year I used to take my ice skates. I'm doing my best, I'm doing my best, I'm doing my defense." And by always fixing this line to the defense zones, my mind is always to take our zone quickly and hurry. [Quinn] and [Rangers assistant] Lindy [Ruff]This year we really sat down and we looked at some clips good and bad, and you're just playing this very tightly in the field of defense, and that's what we want to see outside. It was great to have this description and an open forum. "
Video: NYR @ SJS: Shattenkirk buries the backhander to win SO SO
You're coming back without getting hurt, and it's harder than you think it's going to happen?
"I think it's more difficult to admit that I wasn't there immediately. I felt like there was no stone left unturned during the summer, when I came to the season, I did everything I had to do in the weight room and on the ice, but when you reached the speed of the game, you realized that it took a step. I haven't played a game since January, I wanted to go back and make a big comeback.First five games: It doesn't always do this for you or from the team perspective, it was very annoying for me to just put everything in place, but a deep breath There was another moment I needed to get in. The game I had was enormous, where the two were. [Quinn and Ruff] She sat me down and said, "Hey, look, that's what you're not doing." said. "
We hear a lot about how a game is sitting, how much it helps a player. Why does this game make a difference? Why did it make a difference for you?
"Before the game we went to seven in Carolina" D & #;; I was the man who never used to work and therefore had a shaft. This was an embarrassing memory of being on the bench for me. It was a moment when I knew that they were not happy with what I did. He had to look at my play, when he was two or three days old. I felt like I was a little kidding myself and I just had to watch a game Sometimes it looks a little easier when you watch a game and you get it from the best things, but it's slower and easier you can put it in the next game so you can understand it. That's how it helped me. "
As a team, are the guards better than the Rangers thought?
Insanlar I don't think we're better than we think, I think we are the team we expect to be ourselves. We have very good players who can force teams day and night, but when we don't work too hard, we're going to be on the wrong side, of course, we're young and everyone's talking about it, but something big is going for us now that teams are going to know who we are. We're definitely showing the League that we're influencing, but when it's getting harder, we have to figure out if there's a team that we think we are. etkil
Video: COL @ NYR: Shattenkirk beats Varlamov stick-side in SO