Laliberte Talks With Media
Prior to Flyers Game 5 Phantoms' Laliberte Set
to Dress for Injured Forwards Carter & Gagne
April 22, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Wednesday morning,
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren issued a statement
about the indefinite loss of forwards Jeff Carter
and Simon Gagne. Ville Leino is expected to take
at least one of the spots in tonight's Game Five
match-up against the New Jersey Devils, and the
other was expected to go to one of two Phantoms
forwards, David Laliberte or Andreas Nodl. After
this morning's game day skate, it looks like Laliberte
will get the nod tonight. Below is a transcript
of the interivew.
Q: Looks like you’re going to get
a chance to get in here, what are your thoughts?
Laliberte: “For sure it’s exciting.
I’m really excited about this opportunity
that I have. I will try to play like I belong here
so on my first shift I’m going to go really
hard and just make sure that every shift is going
to be like that.”
Q: You’re going to get a chance to
play with Mike Richards and Danny Carcillo?
Laliberte: “Yeah exactly, like I said it’s
a really good opportunity for me, so I just want
to show that I belong here. I want jump up with
the guys and make sure that there not insecure about
me so I’ll play my game.”
Q: What’s like to be here, practicing
everyday, in the first four games, not knowing when
your name would be called – if it ever would
be called at some point. Constantly working hard
and finally you get a chance?
Laliberte: “For sure it’s tough when
you just practice with six or seven guys I think
that what you want they want to do, but they called
me so I’m really happy about it and I’ll
just try to do what I have to do on the ice and
do my job.”
Laliberte, 24, recorded 46 points (18G,28A) in
66 games with Adirondack this season. He finished
tied for second on the Phantoms in points (46),
third in goals (18) and fourth in assists (28).
He also has two goals and three points in 11 games
with the Flyers after he made his NHL debut on Oct.
31 vs. Carolina Hurricanes, where he recorded a
goal and an assist.
The Flyers lead the New Jersey Devils in their
best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series,
three games to one. Game 5 is tonight at the Prudential
Center (7:00 p.m., CSN).