Whether it was good to have a game that afforded special teams work:
You’re still wanting to see more of the young players you want to give an opportunity to in an exhibition game. As I said before, when you play two, there are a lot of guys…that wouldn’t normally get a game at all, so now they get an opportunity. It’s fine.
On whether Tyler Toffoli will continue to grow into a penalty killing role:
We used him lots last year killing penalties. He was a good penalty killer in junior. In fact, I think he led the Ontario league in shorthanded goals when he was 18 or 19 years old. He’s a smart player. I’m not into ‘penalty killer role’…I think we use a lot of players killing penalties. Hopefully he can grow into that at this level.
On why Justin Williams served as captain:
Older veteran player. Not that hard to figure out.
On whether “anyone stood out”:
I thought we played well. I thought we as a group played really well. It was a good game.
On whether there was anything about Slava Voynov that led to his 32:05 of ice time:
Not really. Special teams. Robyn went out for a while in the second period and for a while we only had four defensemen. Slava can handle the minutes.
On the example set by Jeff Carter in a game with a lot of younger players:
I’m more concerned with a player like Jeff that Tanner and Tyler are looking more at a unit, not ‘Jeff Carter.’ We’re trying to get some lines together, see if they can work together. [Reporter: It looked like they were going pretty strong in that first period.] I think that line was really good. They were good all night.