Playing in the World Championships is a unique opportunity for players at the end of each season.
See a new city. Play with new teammates. And maybe take in a few new experiences -- like, perhaps, the Dreger Café.
That's what Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois did when he arrived in Slovakia to play for Team Canada at the Worlds. Dubois was one of the players who joined Darren Dreger for a chat at the Dreger Café, the interview segment hosted by the TSN hockey personality.
Much of the chat centered on Dubois' season with the Blue Jackets, which included the first-round sweep of Tampa Bay and then a tough six-game series with Boston in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"I think in the room, we all felt we had a special group," Dubois told Dreger. "Obviously eliminating Tampa, who finished first in the season, was a good start, but our goal wasn't necessarily to make it past the first round, it was to make it to the Finals and win the Cup. It was a good experience to make it to the second round, but it did not help the disappointment side of it."
He also talked about going bowling with Team Canada, other experiences at the World Championships, his season with the Blue Jackets, the team's trade deadline acquisitions and playing for head coach John Tortorella.
To see the whole chat, visit TSN.com or click this link.