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Interview: Kevin Quick

Big thank you to Kevin Quick for sitting down with us today and answering the burning questions on everyones minds. You can follow Kevin on twitter @KevinQuick4.

Kevin Quick

Here is the transcript from todays interview:

So you have three cats?
“One was a stray, we took her in and we had another one, it was a boy. We were getting him fixed like two days later, but it happened before we could and we ended up keeping one of the babies so now there’s three of them.”

When did you join Twitter?
“Right after the all-star break,  February. I just got sent back down from Norfolk and we were at the pool… Ruddy’s (David Rutherford) always on it and I was giving him shit everyday about it and finally I just caved. There’s a lot of info on it though that’s the good thing. You learn a lot on twitter.”
Are you more of a “Follower”?
“Yes and no, I don’t tweet nearly as much Ruddy, but I’ll throw out tweets now and then. I just like reading what Tampa’s saying, what Norfolk’s saying, what other guys on the team are saying, that type of stuff.”

Who taught you how to skate?
“A bunch of people. Like when I first started I was awful. Very bad, my dad and mom kept sending me to, to different clinics. One was a figure skating lady who ran a power skating clinic and she probably taught me a lot of it and there was a few other people involved. It was a process, took a long time but it worked, I guess.”

Kevin Quick

You were nominated for worst playoff beard…
“I don’t know. I don’t grow anything on the cheeks it’s just a straight goatee so I can’t really call it a beard. So yeah it’s not even in that category” 

Anyone else who’s worse?
“Maybe Ratchuck (Mike Ratchuck), his grows in patches, it’s like random hairs everywhere.”
Best playoff beard:
“Oh Roysy (Mathieu Roy).”

Does it count because he had a beard before it started?
“I know, it doesn’t, uh… There is some controversy on the team over it, but him and Donald (Ryan Donald) have been growing it all year. A few guys have come in pretty nice, Ruddy’s got a good one, Matt Beca, ah Marquardt (Matt Marquardt), um “Bruisey’s” (Trevor Bruess) got like an Amish thing going on, it’s more of a neck beard, but there’s some good ones and some bad ones.”
What’s roommate David Rutherford’s worst habit?
“When he goes to the bathroom the door is always open. He never closes it and he never buys his own tooth paste either.”
Would you rather play at home or away?
“Home for sure. You get the sun two days before the game. No more early bus trips or early flights. It’s just nice being at home.”

What’s the worst rink in the league?
“I haven’t been to too many, but I mean Johnstown was bad when we had to play there for one game this year. I don’t know there’s a few, quite a few. Greenville’s not pretty, Gwinnett’s nice, Gwinnett’s very nice, I like Reading.”


U17- Gold?
“It was pretty cool. It was ah, it was at that point the biggest accomplishment for me in my hockey career. Wearing the USA jersey, there’s nothing like it. Uh it was pretty amazing.”

So you’re from “Buffalo”:
“Uh Tonawanda..It’s ah.. I grew up there with my parents. I bought a house outside in a different place, but all the suburbs I guess you say you’re from Buffalo.”
Favorite thing about Buffalo?
“Food. There’s nothing like the food up there. They know how to make it the greasiest, the best fried anything. It’s so good, so bad for you but so good.”
What’s your favorite NHL rink?
“San Jose was sweet. It was my first game, we got beat seven-to-one, but uh it was so loud and so cool in there. It was cool, the shark tank, it was awesome. 
Do you remember your first pro goal?
“It was towards then end of the season, in Norfolk and I don’t know. The puck came around and it was like a rim and I just one-timed it and somehow it snuck in. It was kinda weird but it was nice getting it done.”
What would be your personal goal song?
“I’ve never thought about that one. I don’t know. I love country music but you can’t really fit a country song into a goal song, so…I’d have to look I’m not sure.”

Do you have a nickname?
“Too many, ah I’ve picked up a few more playing pro, but growing up it was either Quicker, Quickie, in Norfolk it was Quickness, Quick Start. Uh I don’t know Quicker and Quickie are pretty standard ones but there have been a couple random ones in the last few years.

Well that’s all of it. Most of the hyper links take you to the players twitter pages. For the complete list (and ever growing) of current and former Everblades players on twitter check out @swamphockey’s lists

If you have questions feel free to leave a comment or tweet! 

Interview: David Rutherford

David Rutherford (@rutherford91) was kind enough to sit down for a quick chat after Tuesday’s practice. You can follow him on twitter @Rutherford91 (he’s looking to hit 5,000 and he’s great about responding).

Without further ado: David Rutherford on….

David Rutherford home town: Ladner, BC.

Learning how to skate
“I would have to say my father. I was lucky enough growing up, we, on our property have an ice arena that’s blue line in. So I was very fortunate during the young years to play hockey whenever I wanted. I mean in our backyard we had a blue line ice arena. Not many kids have an ice arena in their house but that’s why they always say I was pretty good from the blue line in. Maybe not so much in the d-zone but for the most part that’s where it started.”

RT @Rutherford91My
 bulldog looks bored to hell #BobbyTheBulldog

Man’s best friend
“I have an English bulldog, Bobby the bulldog. He’s overly fat. He’d have diabetes if he was a human for sure. But no, he’s pretty beastly. Right now he’s back in Vancouver because at the beginning of the year I wasn’t sure if I was going to be in Portland in the American Hockey League or here. So when we found out I was going to be here we tired to fly him down, but over the summer three or four bulldogs died in transfer because they struggled breathing and when they had to do the lay overs I guess on the tarmac was too hot… So I think that if I end up back here next year we’ll have to drive him down which will be a fun drive for him.”

First pro goal

“I do. I do. Weirdly enough it was in Gwinnett when I was playing with the Charlotte Checkers. I remember it was a big relief putting it in. I actually forgot to celebrate because I didn’t really know what to do. And celebrating is like my favorite part of hockey. So it was a big moment at the time but I’ve been lucky enough to have a few more since then.”

“yeah everyone keeps asking about that, that’s a big thing going on right now. It’s on out playoff shirts too. It’s kind of almost funny. We have alot of French guys on our team, so the French guys always have accents so with it being “Everblade” we’re always say “h-ever” like a French guy. It’s a thing to do with the French people and I don’t know it’s just kind of stuck and it’s been good luck.”

Having a winning spirit
“yeah I’ve been fortunate enough to be on some good teams. I’ve won five championships which isn’t too bad for a junior career and I was lucky enough to be in my first pro championship last year. So it’s uh, I don’t know if it’s … As a kid I hated losing. Period and I think that’s translated to everything between hockey to monopoly to anything. I can’t even play wii bowling with my girlfriend because I get too physical. So it’s not a good thing in a sense but it is who I am. And people want winners so hopefully it keeps going especially here in this playoff run. “

Personal goal song
“This is the first year I haven’t actually. It’s quite funny you said that. For the last two years I had “Magic Stick” a little bit of an old school song. So everytime I scored they’d play “I got the magic stick” so it’s stuck with me and it’s been good luck. If I could go back I’d definitely put that in there.”

Best playoff beard
“other than myself- I would have to say.. Well Wahzee’s (Mathieu Roy pronounced Wah) had a beard all year so it doesn’t really count. I’d say Becs (Matt Beca) is up there for sure. He can grow a good beard but I’d have to go me or Becs for sure because we shaved during the year quite a bit so I don’t even think the guys know I could grow facial hair.”

Worst playoff beard
“Ohhh Kevin Quick (no hesitation) for sure.  It’s weird his comes into like, a goatee. He can’t even grow it on the sides.. It’s embarrassing. It’s kind of funny we chirp him about it everyday.”

Giant hamster or tiny rhino?
“tiny rhino for sure. Yeah I don’t know it’s just hamsters…. Rhinos are mean and angry. They’ll go through anything. But I don’t… if I was anything I’d stick as the honey badger.”

Big thanks to David for answering my silly questions. If you have your own questions for him feel free to ask via twitter!


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