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SAY WHAT - READY IN RALEIGH

A rundown on what was discussed after practice on Monday

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Bill Peters on today's practice in Raleigh

"Some detail but also some stuff that has come into our game that we have to clean up. There's some things we can do better so that was a focus in the second half of practice, near the end of practice. There's always a theme to practice and it's about physically getting involved, getting engaged, putting an end to it in the d-zone so we can transition out, and not spend so much time (defending)."

 

Peters on the Hurricanes

"Real quick - they play with a lot of tempo, a lot of speed in both directions, d-men up in the rush, shoot a lot of pucks, funnel pucks to the net, so they're playing a very fast style."

 

Peters on why Elias Lindholm is suited to play down the middle

"He's a real good heavy body down low in the defensive zone, he's aware defensively, he's a good playmaker, he gets a puck to his wingers. I think he's playing with two really elite wingers right now and he's a guy a who finds people, makes people better."

 

Video: "There's always comments always feedback from friends

 

Peters on returning to Raleigh

"That's four years here - that's a long time in this industry ... my daughter still goes to school here so had a chance to see her yesterday and I'll get a little more opportunity here this evening."

 

Lindholm on playing in Raleigh

"It feels like any game. Last year was a little different but now it's just a normal game for me. But it's always fun to be back here."

 

Lindholm on a potential reaction from the crowd

"I'm just focused on my game. If they focus on me and stop cheering their team, it's better for us."

 

Video: "Little different going back to indoors again."

 

Noah Hanifin on his connection with Rod Brind'amour

"Obviously he's a great coach but even as a player, how he played the game, took care of his body and how hard he worked was definitely an inspiration for a lot of guys that I played with when I was in Carolina. He's a great role model."

 

Hanifin on being back in Raleigh 

"I'm just going to try to go out and get a win ... it will be fun tomorrow."

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