They made it pretty clear where their priorities were.
Just knowing you have Khabibulan, that confidence in the great goaltending, you seem to just play better.
Columbus, bringing in Adam Foote was a huge pickup for them.
A few games after Peter Laviolette became the coach, I began to get more ice time, ... Pretty soon, I was skating 25-30 minutes a night. I was more than happy to keep doing that. It sure makes a difference when you have the coach's confidence.
I had no problems with the old rules, but I think taking the red line away will hopefully add to scoring and make the game faster, ... As a defenseman, I look at scoring negatively, but it works both ways. I wonder about the expectations though. I played in Sweden, without a red line, and I don't think the game was faster. On the other hand, I wasn't playing with the best players in the world, as in the NHL. We'll adjust to the new icing rules and in a few years we won't remember what it was like before. There's always calls for new rules, but I just hope the game doesn't change too drastically.
I was in the same boat as everyone else. Just waiting and hoping that it was going to get done sooner than later.
It was really tough, not having the routine like we're so used to. Basically living a different life than we're used to.
Two great players and two great teammates.
Hopefully it's not as bad and it's just some scar tissue breaking up and it will stay loose.
He helped changed my attitude. He was so intense and so hard on himself. Early on in my career, that wasn't one of my qualities. I think that's why we were such a good mix.
It's tough when you work hard and the results aren't there. You start to second-guess yourself.
There are a few aspects of the game where we've really got to grow up and it showed tonight, like the sticking penalties. We have to understand we're not going to win unless we all play together, unless we all take shorter shifts, unless we put the puck on the net and unless we play as a five-man unit.
The first one he (Heyer) said he lost sight of the puck, so he blew it. Our guys work hard and finally get some offense going and something like that happens. It's really frustrating.
[Heyer] said he lost sight of the puck, so he blew it. That was very frustrating, because we'd finally gotten some offense going.
If there is any doubt, normally you go upstairs. He's not giving us any leeway. That's accountability on his part. You gotta be a man about it. Clearly, everybody thought it crossed the line.