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Offseason Questions with Barret Jackman

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues
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Blues defenseman Barret Jackman recently signed a new one-year contract with the team. He took a few minutes to sit down with St. Louis Blues Online to discuss the past season, his offseason vacation plans and more.

Blues defenseman Barret Jackman recently signed a one-year contract extension with the Blues.
Q. What was the biggest highlight of the 2006-07 season for you?
A. "Beating some of the top teams in the league, teams like Buffalo and Ottawa and Detroit a couple of times. Also, finally breaking that goose-egg against Nashville. I think we beat a lot of teams that will go a long way in the playoffs, and that’s good for us."

Q. What are you most looking forward to about next year?
A. "Playing for the same team and training camp. Just getting back into hockey."

Q. What kind of summer vacation plans do you have for this offseason?
A. "I'm getting married in Hawaii in July, and I have a couple other friends' weddings to go to. Just a bunch of weddings."

Q. What kind of offseason training programs will you participate in?
A. "You don’t want to lose the base that you have, so I’ll be working with (Blues Strength and Conditioning Coach) Nelson (Ayotte), riding the bike, running, skating and lifting weights."

Q. Will we find you in any Major League ballparks this summer?
A. "I’ll be down at Busch Stadium there, I’ll be watching a few games in between weddings, I guess."

Q. If you could say anything to Blues fans, what would it be?
A. "I appreciate all the support this past year. It was tough sledding, but we really appreciate everything that they do and we’re looking forward to next season."

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