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Transcript of Andrej Meszaros Trade Quotes

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

On his initial thoughts after hearing about being traded to Boston…
I’m really excited obviously. It’s a great opportunity, a great team and a great organization that I am happy to be a part of. Obviously I really liked it here in Philadelphia, it was great – great guys great organization. But this year it wasn’t working out for me. I wasn’t playing much, I was in and out of the lineup so I am happy now that I have the opportunity now to play hopefully more consistently and I’m better. So I’m happy it will be a new, fresh start for me and I am really excited.

On if he has heard from Zdeno Chara or Chris Kelly…
Yeah, I talk to Peter Chiarelli obviously he called me after then I talked to Zdeno [Chara] a little bit. So it was – it’s going to be nice to see all those guys again. I’ve played with Looch [Milan Lucic] too in Vancouver in Juniors so it should be excited and I am looking forward to meeting all the other guys.

On how difficult being in and out of the line up in Philadelphia has been…
It’s tough for any player who is not playing regularly. We have eight defenseman over here and they were rotating us in and out of the lineup. It’s never fun, you always want to play every game and I didn’t have the chance to do that here. Hopefully I can do it in Boston and as much as I really like it here – everybody was so nice to me, all of the trainers and everybody, the guys, all the guys in the room – this is a new opportunity for me and I’m really excited. I put it behind me now and I am going to focus for Boston and play the best that I can.

On where he thinks his play is right now…
It was tough with the injuries but being healthy this year and not playing was really tough. Now I feel strong and I feel pretty good. I can skate pretty good and join the rush and obviously have to be good defensively because defense is first and then the offense will come obviously and hopefully I can help the guys up front and score some goals.

On adjusting to the Bruins zone system vs. the Philadelphia man-to-man system…
I think every system is different and I don’t think it’s going to be hard for me to adjust to that. I think I’m pretty easy, anything the coach will tell me to do I think I can pick it up really quickly. So I don’t think I should have any problem with that.
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