"We expect him to be one of our top minute guys and we have to play him in all areas. That's why he's here, that's why we went out and signed him. Not only can he contribute offensively, but we expect him to be solid defensively. With Pittsburgh, he played against the opponent's top lines and killed penalties." -- Sens coach Cory Clouston
coach Cory Clouston to suddenly implement the "torpedo system" now that offensive-minded defenseman
"Obviously we feel we've improved in the back end in a lot of different areas," Clouston told NHL.com. "By signing Sergei, we've added a guy who knows how to move the puck, can make great reads, smart plays and create offense, but I'm not about to sacrifice good defensive positioning for more offense."
"We want to make sure that our puck possession is increased and we feel we have that now with someone like Sergei coming to our club," Clouston said.