Kris Versteeg was sounding like a man in a hurry.
Yes, a good thing for a hockey player.
The newest Kings winger met with the coaching staff Tuesday, had his first practice Wednesday — on a line with center Jeff Carter and winger Tanner Pearson — and addressed the nature of the stretch run.
"You don't want to just put your toe in the water, you want to jump right in and play whatever way you can that will help the team immediately," said Versteeg, acquired Sunday in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Versteeg has been a part of two championships, winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in...