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SAY WHAT: ANDERSSON, BRODIE ON GIORDANO'S IMPACT

A rundown of what was discussed at Friday's morning skate

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

 

BILL PETERS ON WHAT HE EXPECTS FROM THE PANTHERS

"I was able to watch their game last night (against the Oilers). I thought they were a real good team, they were good defensively and didn't give up much. They've got good pace throughout their lineup and they're hard to get to the net with. I think we're going to see (Roberto) Luongo, who's had a real good career. It's about us right now. We've got to get our team game in order. We're going to focus on our ability to start on time and play a 60-minute game."

 

MARK GIORDANO ON NOT GOING TO ALL-STAR GAME

"Honestly, I'll take the rest and have a good break with my family. Anytime you get announced for anything like that, it's nice, but getting older, I'll take advantage of the rest and I have two kids at home that I'll be able to spend a lot of time with. ... I'll welcome the days off and take advantage of them."

 

RASMUS ANDERSSON ON GIORDANO'S IMPACT

"You learn something from him every day, for sure. He's one of the best D in the league. ... His work ethic, how good he is every night. It's not just every other night. It's every night we play. He's our leader; he's our captain. Every person in here learns a lot from him."

 

T.J. BRODIE ON GIORDANO GOING STRONG AT 35

"If you've seen him off ice, you know how hard he works in the summers and stuff, so you wouldn't be surprised. … When he's out there he makes everyone better, and you've seen that over the past couple years no matter who he plays with."

 

ANDERSSON ON MOOD IN THE ROOM

"We're winning a lot of games right now, but we're pretty humble in here, too. We don't get too far ahead of ourselves and take it game-by-game, night-by-night. ... Now we're kind of the team to beat, so we've got to learn how to be that, too. I think we've done a really good job so far."

 

MARK JANKOWSKI ON FINISHING OFF GAMES

"It's a full 60-minute game and we take a lot of pride in our third periods as being our best period and playing a full 60. I think we've done a good job of that, either holding a lead in the third period or if we're down or tied, gaining the lead. Overall we've got good leadership in that room and we have confidence that if we play our game, we can play with anyone."

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