NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators gets ready to skate warm-ups in St. Patrick's Day green jerseys against the St. Louis Blues during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie