"The biggest adjustment was the system. In the beginning of the season I had a lot of freedom. Obviously, you need the forwards to play this way because they can create a lot of things, but for offensive defensemen, you have to find a hole to jump in and you have to be able to predict what's going on to create something. That was kind of tough for me at the beginning of the year because every time, it seems, I was going up [to join the offense], it ended up in our end, so I felt uncomfortable.
"Probably if we had continued playing that way, I would have figured it out, but we had a coaching change [in December] and the new coach uses something similar to what we used in Washington system-wise. It's kind of easier to read and find the holes."