You lose a couple games and you think it's bad luck and it'll come back, but with such a long losing streak, it made us take a look at everything again and make sure we make the adjustments before the playoffs. I really meant it when I said this will make us a better team.
We have to believe in what the organization has planned. They believed in the players we have here. They had a plan the last few years with what they were building. Not too many people believed they were right, but it's paying off now. You have to believe in them that they're going to make the right call.
It's not going to be easy, but it's great for the fans. We get to see the Leafs, Canadiens, Bruins and Senators more often. It's better for travelling as well. There's a lot of positives, but emotion will be a big factor.
It's just frustration. We don't know where to go anymore. We don't know what is a penalty, and what's not. We're trying to bang some rebounds in, just going to the net. I paid the price for trying to score a little too hard.
I think it went well. I saw the doctors again this morning and they both told me that it looked good. Right now it's a tough time, but at the same time I'm on the upswing. It's recovery time. And I'm happy we finally found out what was wrong and I can look forward to coming back on the ice.
I'm still far away from coming back. I can't really push off yet or take off in a hurry. Pivoting gives me a hard time still. But it's just fun to be back around the guys and having the chance to skate with them a little bit.