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Chris Phillips on the defensive shift and captaincy

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

Senators defenceman Chris Phillips spoke with the media before teeing off at the Bell/Senators Charity Golf Classic. Here's what he had to say...

On shifting to a more defensive system:

It's a great place to start. There's a saying that a great defence is a good offence and if we can be better in our own zone — when you're better you're not playing in your own zone as much — we're going to be better and more successful in the other end.

On the captaincy:

I've been through lots in my career, through situations that often linger on and don't get resolved quickly and you deal with it. It's not a distraction and I'm not sure what the timeline is, if there is one from things we've heard. When it happens it happens.

On if he thinks a captain should be named:

I think it's important to have one, that's my own personal feeling. But, I'm not the one making the decision. Whatever they decide I'll support.

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