It's quite an experience to have the opportunity to come to the Pentagon. The presentation we saw definitely hits home as an American. These young men who are putting their life on the line every day are heroes in my eyes.
It?s definitely a neat experience. I never had a chance to skate at this rink because they just opened it up last January. It?s good to get out there and skate on it. But just to come back to Boston and see the old coaches is a good experience and it brings back some good feelings.
Hopefully it?s only up from here. I don?t know if it?s totally sunk in that I?m playing in the NHL, but I?m playing a lot and it?s helped out and that?s the same for the other young guys. We had a great experience last year with the Calder Cup run and now we have a lot of confidence and it?s working out.
That's one of my qualities that helps me out at this level, quickness. Especially now with the new rules, no clutching and grabbing. It definitely helps out. If you make a small mistake and get trapped, you can get back in the play.