On whether he has any relationship with Carolina coach and fellow Albertan Bill Peters:
Don’t know him. [Reporter: From the Western League, I know he was the Spokane coach. You ever come across when you were in Calgary? Very little?] I said I don’t know him. I’m probably 20 years older than him. The Western League’s a hundred years old, isn’t it?
On the Carolina Hurricanes:
They’re a very fast team, skilled team up front. Obviously they’ve got Cam Ward in goal, a proven guy, a Cup winner. Two kids in the back – Faulk, similar to Drew, and Sekera’s a real mobile guy. Good player.
On whether he was “surprised” by the league’s ruling on Jordan Nolan:
Nothing surprises me. Absolutely nothing surprises me. [Reporter: What was your interpretation of the hit and how it happened?] I think Jordan didn’t target the head, didn’t throw himself into it. Actually, he glided into it. The player’s feet were moving not towards the boards, down the boards. Nothing surprises me.
On what he’ll be looking for in the first period today:
You know, we just want to get everybody going. I know the penalties and that have been talked about, but really, those are slow penalties, if you look at the guys who’ve taken ‘em. Those are slow penalties. Those aren’t penalties that we normally take…and that’s cost us in terms of having to chase the game a little bit. You’re going to have it always where you’re not going to have the lead every game, but the two-goal thing, it’s a tough one. That’s why guys talk about it when teams come back from two goals, because it doesn’t happen very often. And even the other night, we could’ve. Heck, we thought we were going to. You know, if Brownie scores in the penalty shot it’s a totally different game. But in this league it’s tough, so you’ve got to try and avoid that stuff.