NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.
The latest edition features St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong:
St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong was on his way home from a long day -- more accurately a long couple of weeks -- when he was reached by phone Monday afternoon.
Armstrong seemed relaxed and satisfied, calm and measured. He also was very willing to put his feet up and let other people dissect what he and his fellow general managers did before the NHL Trade Deadline.
"Now you guys have got to make sense of it all," Armstrong said to NHL.com. "This is the fun time of the year now. My experience shows that when the players have their first practice after the deadline there is more heightened awareness. This is their team. This is what it is. Let's get our game in order now. You're past the dog days and you're into really why we played the game as kids and why we follow the game. You're into the most enjoyable time."