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BOSTON BRUINS POSTGAME QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Thursday, January 21, 2016

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE AT 9:45 P.M.
On how much puck management was an issue tonight…
Yeah, that was my take on it, some puck management or some sloppy plays and a lot of giveaways and turnovers. Didn’t think we were at our best here tonight.

On what he thought of David Krejci tonight…
First game back. When you don’t play as well as you did tonight it’s hard to evaluate but for a guy who didn’t play in three weeks I’m certainly not disappointed.

On if in the first period their game was there…
Yeah, but as much as it looked good in the first period I think we might have had four scoring chances because a lot of it were good shots but high slot and we didn’t have net-front presence. They were from - a lot of it from the outside. We had a few, obviously four scoring chances in the period’s not that bad of a period. But we should have had more. We needed a better start and we needed to get to the front of the net a lot better. Their goaltending’s been good. Vancouver, both their goaltenders have played well for them, they’ve kept them in a lot of games. That was the case tonight. We should have been a lot harder on their goaltender than we were.

On what it’s like for him right now having to change up lines so much…
Well, I changed lines I think more because not much was happening. That’s why I moved guys around a little bit and so on and so forth. Like I said, I didn’t think we played that well and I needed to get something out of our players so I tried to move a few guys around.

On if having to shuffle the lines around mid-game can affect the team…
No, not really. In Dave Pastrnak’s case, I know he had an assist tonight, but you know I think he had about four or five giveaways there, unforced errors. He’s playing against top lines and we need players to be better in those areas, so I tried to put a little bit more experience to play against that. And then put him, again, in a situation where maybe he has less pressure and more room, so that was one of the moves I made. And then with Spoons [Ryan Spooner] and him on the same line it just seemed that they were being a little outmatched there by the other team. Whether that was from the way we played or whether it was from youth and inexperience, not quite sure. But, you know, I still had to make a few changes.

On there being no penalties tonight…
Certainly didn’t – I don’t think it had any bearing on the game. Even though our power play’s good and stuff like that, I think it was just one of those games. I didn’t see anything that was flagrant that should have been called.

On how Krejci looked physically tonight…
He’s worked hard. Just because we’ve only seen him for, whatever, three or four days with the rest of the team, he was skating hard and he’s worked hard throughout his injury there to keep himself in good shape. He didn’t look like he was tired tonight and having him where we had him there at the end on the blue line is certainly not as taxing as it is up front, having to forecheck and battle.

On if he’s going to have to live with David Pastrnak’s struggles away from the puck until he settles in…
Well, I think that’s a decision as an organization you make along the way here. Can he play here? Can he play on our top lines? Can he play – where do we put him so that he succeeds? So, we need to do the best thing for the player and that’s what we’re trying to do here, putting him with some good players and sometimes putting him on other lines where he’s got less pressure and probably can, I guess, use his skill level a little bit better. We’re doing our best here to try and give him an opportunity. He’s still 19 years old.

On what he thought of Jimmy Hayes tonight…
Goals are one thing. You’ve got to look at the whole game. I don’t think he was any better or any worse than the rest of our team there tonight.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD LANDON FERRARO
On what the team was lacking in tonight’s game...
I think we just didn’t get on the forecheck. We have been – especially in Montreal, we had such a good forecheck game going that we were using our speed and getting on the D and I think they had a little too much time. When you give any team time in this league they’re going to make plays and get out of their zone easy and I think we made the game easy on them tonight.

On the team’s puck management in the third period...
I mean, I think we struggled with that through a lot of the game, really especially in the third we had – I don’t know how many times we iced the puck tonight but that’s not on the D; that’s on the forwards as well. They were moving it up and we weren’t getting sticks on them and just altogether wasn’t a very tidy game.

On how he felt in his first game back...
I felt alright. I didn’t think I was on the puck very much tonight; I didn’t have many touches but I just tried to use my speed as much as I could but when you’re not making clean plays it’s hard to get a forecheck going. Once you – by the time you get in there it’s kind of moved by you and you’ve got to get moving back.

On the disappointment of not being able to tie it up again in the third...
I mean we battled back every time, it’s just when you play a sloppy game it’s going to bite you. We gave up a couple breakaways and we’re lucky that last one didn’t go in – he puts it off the bar. Just little things like that where, you know, when we’re at our best we’re not giving up easy chances and tonight we gave up too many easy chances.

On the team starting the game with momentum but not continuing it...
We talked about it after the first, you know, we felt like we had a pretty good first ten and when we had the puck down low and controlled it and moved our feet we had opportunities but at the end of the first we only had four scoring chances. So, I mean, we can hold it on the outside as much as we want but if we don’t get to the net with some traffic it’s not going to make a difference. So, we wanted to get more traffic in front of the net and funnel more pucks but we did it off and on but not consistently enough.

On if the team was guilty of over-passing the puck rather than shooting later in the game...
I mean, when things don’t go exactly our way for whatever reason, we try and make more plays instead of just keeping it simple and we try and make up for mistakes all at once instead of just kind of chipping away at it. We just didn’t move the puck well tonight as a whole. Everything was bouncing and when it’s like that, you have no chance. Teams play tight on you and you don’t have any space and you don’t have any speed.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD DAVID KREJCI
On how he felt tonight…
Not bad, I mean a little rusty but other than that not too bad.

On how his conditioning was…
I thought it was alright. Obviously you have some shifts when you come back that you kind of lose track of you know that timing and sometimes I kind of extended it so I have to work on that but other than that it wasn’t too bad.

On how frustrating the game was…
Yeah I mean it was kind of a frustrating game. I thought we did a good job in the third period coming back. They scored right away, we came back you know we had a couple chances but it’s frustrating to lose like that, you know. Especially when you come back and guys are rolling you want to just jump on the train and keep going. So kind of a little sad, you know, for my comeback but you know, it is what it is. Hopefully we can bounce back and get two points on Saturday.

On if poor puck management lead to Vancouver’s goals…
I don’t know I mean we have to look at the video of what happened but mistakes happen out there, no one’s perfect. But I thought we could have managed the puck a little better. Also I thought we could have got at least a point but I guess a frustrating loss. So hopefully we can get two points on Saturday.

On the lines being moved around with people coming back from injuries…
Yeah I mean like I said it’s frustrating to come back and first game back get a loss. So we’ll have to get a win more than anything. But you know like I said it is what it is; it’s too bad that we had some chances there. So hopefully we can be much better on Saturday.

On how long it takes to get back into the rhythm after an injury…
I wasn’t out that long - only three and a half weeks. I’ve been skating for almost two weeks now so just have to get into a game like situation rhythm. But other than that, there shouldn’t be any excuses.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD BRAD MARCHAND
On how disappointing it was not to be able to keep things rolling…
It is disappointing. I thought we did have some pretty good momentum coming in here, we won a few big games, especially after climbing our way back in to tie it up a couple times. I thought – it’s frustrating that we allowed this one to slip away, but we have three games left here before the break so we have to make sure that we have a few big games to finish it off and go into that playing good hockey.

On how good it was to have David Krejci back…
Yeah, it’s great. He just adds a lot of depth to our lineup. We’re able to have four really, pretty good lines and the amount of skill, the way he controls the game is awesome for our team. It’s great to have him back.

On if he was trying to make a play on the puck that got picked off at the blue line…
I was trying to get it out. I didn’t think there was a guy backing him up. I thought the D came in and I was able to just get it out. But I’ll have to take a little better look there.

On if he felt that Brett Connolly provided a screen on his goal…
Yeah, Conns did a really good job getting in front and taking his eyes away. I saw him there and, like you said, I just wanted to get it on net and luckily it went in.

On if he thinks it will take a couple games for Krejci to get back to being sharp…
Yeah, I think any time you miss an extended period of time it’s tough to come back and feel 100 percent. But he’s the kind of player that can make things happen still. I thought he looked good tonight.

On if he was surprised these teams could go without a penalty…
Yeah, it’s not often nowadays where there isn’t a penalty called in a game but that’s how it is and you have to be able to play through it.

On if he was surprised given the opponent…
No, I mean, what was that, six or seven years ago? It’s long gone now.

On if there was any frustration that they couldn’t capitalize early on…
I don’t think so. I thought we did do a really good job of coming out and they were able to stop us from scoring. But we really didn’t have that many opportunities in the first. We didn’t have a great period but we did have a good start.

On having too many one-and-done chances…
Yeah, normally when we’re able to sustain a forecheck it’s because guys are coming back and it allows the D to pinch up and keep the puck in. We didn’t do a great job tonight of covering up for each other and pucks were able to get out of the zone because of that.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD RYAN SPOONER
On how the team wasn’t able to bury its chances in the first period…
Yeah, we had a lot of chances, couldn’t get the puck up, you know. We were shooting, I guess along the ice a lot and definitely doesn’t help so it was just one of those games. We had some chances to score we just didn’t…bear down on them.

On his line chances...
Yeah, first period we had a couple looks, I think they were from a little bit too far out though you got to get to the front of the net a little bit more. I think as a team, first period we were in their end a lot but a lot of our shots were coming from the outside, so if we want to score more we got to get to the front of the net. So, that’s something to focus on. And then, second period I thought it was okay too, but again the shots were coming from the outside.

On the disappointment of the team not playing their best in the first two periods…
Yeah, I don’t think we got outplayed by any means. It was a pretty even game. It’s never fun to lose, especially when you’re tied going into the third, you know. I think the last seven or eight games we’ve been up in the third, we’ve been tied in the third and we’ve maybe won one of them, I think it was against the [Buffalo] Sabres.

On being reminded of playing like the team did in the beginning of the year by giving up chances…
Yeah, I think we got into some troubles you could say because we didn’t want to chip the puck in deep, some turnovers at the blue line. And I think tonight that was a bit of the problem, we wanted to play a little bit too cute and didn’t want to dump the pucks in when we needed to do it. So, they got a couple chances off of that and I think our team is at its best when we play simple and tonight we definitely didn’t do that. I thought we had our flashes where we did. We had them in their end there in the second period for a bit because we were doing that but when we stopped doing that, that’s when we got into trouble.

On the lines moving all around now because of new players coming in…
It shouldn’t change, you know. At the end of the day you just got to go out there and play the same game, and it doesn’t matter who I play with here they all have skills so I don’t really mind.

On more giveaways than normal…
Yeah, the ice wasn’t great, I mean, at the end of the game there just the pass to the top and it was bouncing. And both teams have to deal with that so it’s fair, but it’s just one of those games where it turned out like that so, again it was just kind of a bummer.

On how tough it is playing catch-up the entire game on home ice…
Yeah, it’s definitely not fun, I mean, as soon as you’re down, I guess, the third period the team just kind of sits back so it’s hard to get some stuff going. But, I think for the most part we had some good looks we just couldn’t get to the front of the net, so.

On trying to leave this game behind and playing better the rest of the season…
Its been a bit of a problem I think with our team, I mean, we play well for three or four games, we do the things we need to do and then we get away from it there for a bit. So, I think as a team now we need to just play the same way and I think if we do that we should be fine.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD JIMMY HAYES
On what the team lacked with trying to get more goals…
You always got to be around that net and they had some opportunities and we had some chances but you have to get them up high on that kid, he’s been playing well. We got to capitalize on them.

On his goal in the second period and his intention on trying to get the game going…
Yeah, you know I was just throwing a puck on net and got the favorable bounce so it ended up in the back of the net, but you know, I mean it was good we got the guys in on the forecheck and caused a turnover and capitalized on it.

On the third line and the chances he was getting…
Yeah, you know it was part of the game, you know, when everyone’s scoring goals to mix it up and, but you got to play the same way no matter who you’re playing with.

On having a lot of chances but also being on the ice for chances against…
Yeah, I mean obviously you don’t want to be out there for any goals against but you got the, you’re out there for two of them and you got to find a way to keep the puck out of your net and do better.

On if starting the game with lines different than the last game had an impact…
No, because I think that everyone has been playing with each other all year. A few guys get injured and mix the lines up and then you get guys back. You just got to find a way to capitalize and be successful and bury all the chances.

On why some nights they are able to limit opponents chances and why some nights they cannot…
I think it’s just the pucks in deep and continue to put pressure on the defensemen, you know, where the beginning of the game where we’re already getting pucks in the corner and getting in on them. So we just got to find ways to keep it simple and play the north-south game and that’s how we’re successful in this team.

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK
On the frustration of losing after coming back multiple times to tie the game...
Well, it’s frustrating but I think more frustrating is the way we kind of played today. We went back to how we used to play early on in the season, but yeah, I guess [we’ll] go to work tomorrow and try to figure it out – get the battle level and heads in the game.

On the lack of penalties in tonight’s game...
Yeah, I actually had some time to think about that – not too many shots there – but I mean, it’s one of those games that, not a whole lot of scrappiness going on, really nothing going on, so tough for the refs to call penalties. I guess there were a couple times they could have called but they decided not to.

On the team returning to how they played at the beginning of the year...
Well, I mean, we started pretty good. They had four shots in the first period; we had more shots but were kind of on the outside for the most part and I think progressively they got kind of better and better as the game went on and in the third period they just had three-on-twos and four-on-twos, odd-man rushes the whole time and guys were open around the net. So, that’s something we used to do a lot and you know, we’ve kind of gotten away from, so that’s what I mean.

On the team cutting out bad habits...
Yeah, we for sure have to be better. I’m sure we’re going to look at some clips tomorrow and figure out what went wrong. It’s not really a tough thing to fix. I think we’re just going to take a look and pay more attention to details and it’ll be better.

On if he saw Vancouver’s odd-man rushes developing as they came down the ice...
It’s one of those that I’ve got the best seat in the house probably to kind of anticipate what happened, and yeah it happened in the third period.

On the play that resulted in the first goal...
Yeah, no it was a breakaway. Millsy [Kevan Miller] was on him and then he lost the puck and I went to flip it in the corner and then somehow he got a poke at it and my stick wasn’t there anymore. So, it’s one of those bad timing plays on my part. I just got my stick out of the way; I was going to flip it to the corner because I saw he lost it but then he kind of dove in and poked it. So, looks bad obviously but it happens sometimes.

On the Daniel Sedin goal in the third...
I saw him there but the guy had a clear shot from the hash mark, so I can’t cheat on that and I got myself in there – I actually thought I saved it. I kind of half saved it, but obviously didn’t. It’s just one of those that sometimes you get those saves and sometimes you don’t. You can’t really do more than try to get your pad in there and hope for the best, but it went in this time.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS HEAD COACH WILLIE DESJARDINS
On if tonight’s win was the best game so far on their six-game road trip…
Washington. Washington wasn’t a complete game. We had a good half game in Washington. But overall game, yes it was.

On what he liked about the Canucks’ play…
I thought outside the first period, we played pretty well. The first period wasn’t great. But I thought it was good that once they scored in the third, that we responded and got one back. I think that was a good sign for us.

On Daniel Sedin breaking Markus Naslund’s franchise goal-scoring record…
It’s pretty exciting and pretty great that he would get the franchise record. It’s nice when a guy of his caliber and his personality ends up with the record, and Markus Naslund was the same, so either one would be good. But it just says a lot about him, because I think his all-around game, it’s not like he’s a pure goal scorer, but he’s such a great all-around player that it’s great for him to be able to get that with his game.

On if he’s ever coached a penalty-free game…
Oh yeah, there’s been a few.

On if he was surprised that a game between the Bruins and Canucks had no penalties…
Yeah, I think sometimes they go that way, but it was good for us, and the way the game turned out, I’ll take it.

On the Canucks showing resiliency in the third period…
Yeah I think we did, and I think we had a couple tough games before that. So I think we showed a lot to be able to regroup, because we’re down guys, and to find a way to regroup giving up that many shots in previous games, it was a good sign for us.

On if Vancouver’s fourth line had more energy and speed tonight…
Yeah, I was impressed. [Jake] Virtanen played well, and I thought [Michael] Zalewski played well. I think it was a little faster, but we’ll just have to evaluate it again for tomorrow.

On closing out their road trip in Pittsburgh on Saturday…
Yeah, that will be a tough game. We kind of take them one at a time, but it’s nice to be able to go into that last one and we have to be ready, and hopefully we can go get something.

On if positive results help the team when there’s been a lot of roster turnover…
Positive results really help. I think if we would have had a couple games where we lost 5-1, it’s such a different feeling here, and everybody’s part of the team though. The goaltenders are part, and they bailed us out there when we weren’t on top of our game, and that’s what they do. And I think the guys believe, because they know if we get goaltending like that, and we start playing better, we’ve got a chance.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS FORWARD DANIEL SEDIN
On how much it meant to break the franchise goal scoring record…
Yeah, it’s more about the two points I think. I mean, look at the standings every day and I mean, you try to stay away from it, but every point is huge. To come in after the way we’ve played lately, we came in and had a pretty good game I thought. Kept their shots down, and we had a few chances of ours too, so it was good.

On his game-winning goal that broke Markus Naslund’s franchise record for goals…
Yeah, Jannik [Hansen] made a great play to Tans [Christopher Tanev], and he took a shot, the rebound was right there, and I think that it was like most of my goals, two feet away. It was perfect.

On the Bruins and Canucks playing a game without any penalties called…
Yeah, I thought it was a clean game, not really physical, and I thought we played smart. We got pucks deep, maybe we didn’t create a whole lot, but at least we kept them from creating a whole lot too, so that was our main thing tonight.

On if there’s any added satisfaction to getting the record goal in Boston…
No, not really. I would take it anywhere, to be honest with you. Like I said before, we want to get into the playoffs, and winning games is huge right now. So that doesn’t really matter.

On if playing the Bruins has become just another game…
I think it’s another game. I think obviously they have a good team, so that will never change. I think you want to play well against good teams. I think that’s why we get up against these guys, and I think they do against us, too. So this was fun.

On how important it is for Vancouver to finish their road trip strong in Pittsburgh…
Yeah, I mean, it hasn’t been pretty. That’s for sure. But we’ve got to remember, too, the amount of injuries we’ve had, and guys have stepped up in our lineup, and playing roles that maybe it’s tough for the guy stepping in to, and they’ve done a great job. I think we’re working hard, we’re trying and doing our best, and the main thing is we’re doing it for each other. That’s a good feeling.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS FORWARD ALEXANDRE BURROWS
On whether he was surprised that there were no penalties…
A little bit. It’s going to happen once in a while. I think we’ve tried to be more disciplined and especially we talked about it. They’re the first power play in the league, so we wanted to make sure we were staying out of the box, so it’s going to happen. I didn’t see really that many things, maybe the one on [Christopher] Tanev before their first goal, but besides that I think it was a pretty clean game but both teams going at it.

On his goal…
Yeah, I think we’re starting to feel better with playing with Emerson [Etem] and Linden [Vey]. It’s been, what, three or four games now in a row that we’re together and practicing together and we’re talking a lot. We’re trying to make plays and they’re both great players. They’ve got huge upsides and so far we’re starting to find chemistry and they made good plays on the goal and it was nice to get one.

On how nice it was to see Daniel Sedin get his record-breaking goal…
Well, I don’t know, finally. I think it was just a matter of time. It was going to come. It’s just amazing the player that he is, but not only like the goal scorer that he is. The way that he’s able to pick [a] spot and score timely goals, but just his work ethic, and I’m sure he’s more happy tonight about the team win than his two goals. I think they put the team in front of their personal stats year after year, and I think that’s what makes them even more special.

On the team’s preparation as they wrap up their road trip against the Penguins…
Well they’re a good team. They’ve got a lot of firepower. We’re going to see Mike Sullivan again, and I think he’s going to prepare them. They’ve got a lot of high talented players and for us we’ll have to play well defensively, but we have a chance to make it a great road trip.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS GOALTENDER JACOB MARKSTROM
On how he saw the game play out in front of him…
I mean I thought this was a really good game for our team. I loved our effort in the third period when they, obviously in the second when they got the late goal to tie it up 1-1, and then, you know, we scored 2-1 early. They get it 2-2, but we just kept grinding, kept doing our thing, and, you know, it eventually paid off.

On whether he anticipated getting over as quickly as he did on his big save on Loui Eriksson’s shot…
I mean, if it was [Zdeno] Chara I had to park on the right side there. Just saw him in the corner of my eye a little bit, and, you know, he passed it, so I was just trying to get over, and, you know, a little desperation save there so lucky enough it hit me.

On Daniel Sedin getting his record breaking goal in a building where the team has good history…
I mean, it’s… he’s an unbelievable player, both him and Henrik [Sedin], but, you know, obviously now Danny getting the record, and, you know, they deserve it so well. He deserves it. He comes in early at the rink and he, you know, stays late, and, you know, he’s a leader, and, you know, he’s one of the best on and off ice players I ever played with for sure.

On finding a way to get points in nearly every game of the road trip and how important it is to finish it off the right way against the Penguins…
I mean, it’s going to be a huge game for us, and, you know, if we win that it’s going to be a good trip, and, you know, we told ourselves that we need to start to get points and we can’t just win one, lose one. We’ve got to start producing games together, so, you know, it’s going to be a big test for us.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS FORWARD JANNIK HANSEN
On if there’s added satisfaction to see Daniel Sedin break the team scoring record in Boston…
No. I mean it’s, we’ve played a lot of big games. I mean, when we beat them the following year, the first game back, and everybody was speaking about this was the revenge. There’s no revenge from losing a Stanley Cup. There is no satisfaction. We lost that game, and again, it’s a long time ago now. We’ve moved past it, obviously. Looking back, it’s not really, obviously, we like to look back, but it’s not like we’re trying to come in here and [get] revenge in any way. We come in here trying to get two points to help us move into a better spot in the standings right now.

HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCE AT 10:50 AM
On what was going well for the team the last time they played Vancouver…
Well I think we had built some confidence there in those wins and in those kinds of games. I remember, you know, losing those two games to Edmonton and Calgary in extra time and getting the point but we wanted to finish strong, and we did. I thought we had a really good game in Vancouver - really sharp in our execution and in our commitment and all that stuff. And if you look at what they’ve done in the last little while they haven’t lost much in regulation so they’re playing much better as well, you know. I’ve always thought their coach to be a real good coach. So he’s dealing with some young players as well that I think are coming around. Their goaltending has been really good, solid lately. But from our end it’s more about like I said on that road trip it was more about momentum and hopefully we’ll catch onto that again.

On if there is any update on the availability of David Krejci or Landon Ferraro…
No those will all be discussions today as we move on here. They’re both on the ice this morning. So we’ll have to make some decisions. So when I say, day-to-day, it could be today or it could be the next few days - who knows. But we’ll make those decisions. So those decisions will be made this afternoon.

On Patrice Bergeron scoring three goals in the last two games and if he has seen anything different from him…
Well I think you know I’d have to say that Brad’s [Marchand] played better on that line and when someone on that line plays better it opens up things for others. And you know I think he’s really found his game so. But that’s not to take away what Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] has done. I think Bergy [Patrice Bergeron] has played really well and strong lately, you know, and he never has a weak game but he has better games than others. And I think he’s been probably at his best the last little while.

On Torey Krug not scoring as much as he has in past seasons…
You know obviously not what he’s doing on defense, but more yeah the offensive part of his role. I think you know there’s some things, you know, he’s missed the net quite a bit. You know he’s shot over the net. We’ve had a talk about that- how he needs to hit the net a little bit more. But there’s no doubt when you’re used to scoring more than that he’s probably forcing things a little bit. And you know some years everything goes in and some years nothing wants to go in so. For Torey [Krug] I just think he has to focus on his job and do it right and let things fall into place, you know. If those pucks are going to go in, they’re going to go in. But they’re only going to go in if you hit the net. And I think that’s just one area that I think he could be better at is making sure even if you don’t score you hit the net. There’s a chance for a rebound, chance for hitting something- lose pucks or anything but when you miss the net you get nothing out of it. So that’s probably the main thing I would say about Torey but that’s not why he’s only had three goals. But that’s an area where he could help himself.

On what the mechanics are to try and help Torey Krug hit the net more…
I use that word a lot - confidence is definitely one of them. You know when things are going well you’re picking corners and you have that confidence and some other times you just you know when you don’t have the confidence you’re maybe forcing it, which is you know, taking that extra look and those things are what’s happening right now. So there’s still a lot of hockey left. I think Torey [Krug] will right that part of his game sooner than later. And then at the same time we’re not unhappy with his game because he brings a lot more than just that. And he ‘s been really good at playing in the top four so far this year.

On if there’s still a rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks…
Well I don’t know to be honest with you, I don’t know. I think there are a lot of different faces on both teams and, you know, I didn’t sense that last game in Vancouver. I just sensed that both teams, you know, were focusing on winning the game more than… and there was that little incident at the end and those are minor incidents that happen in a lot of games so it’s not the end of the world. So I don’t necessarily feel it; I think it’s kind of faded a little bit. But when our two teams had the same players I think there was a lot of, I guess, memories there from the last [Stanley Cup] Finals that we played each other and it carried into following seasons.
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