Lee Stempniak of the Toronto Maple Leafs warms up prior to his first game as the Leafs prepare to face the Atlanta Thrashers during a game at the Air Canada Centre on November 25, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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