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Quotable: Hitch on Honka

Here’s a quote from Stars coach Ken Hitchcock on defenseman Julius Honka going to the AHL and how it can benefit him:

“I think it depends on his attitude. If Honka goes down with the right attitude, which we are thinking he will and know he will, then obviously he is going to be back here quickly. But he needs to play. He needs to play 25 minutes a night. He’s going to get the chance to do that down there. What we don’t want him to do is get too far away from the game because he is a risk player and he’s got to play with risk in his game. When you sit out and you come back in, you get too cautious. We thought this was the best. He gets to play a lot of games in a short period of time. We thought this was best for him to get playing that risky game he is so good at.”