Eliminating the penalties is a big concern for us right now. The adjustment period is over with. We all know what's going to be called.
The lockout was a bad thing for the NHL and for a lot of teams. But for Washington it was almost a positive in a way. It gave all the young guys we made trades for a chance to play together in the minor leagues, get to know each other, build friendships and develop some chemistry on the ice.
I definitely don't think it's effort, it's bearing down and executing the game plan. You can blame it on age. But we're all in the NHL and we're here for a reason, so we know how to play the game. It's concentrating for the full 60 minutes. We aren't doing that.
I think there will probably be a lot of guys. Like baseball a few years back, guys who are bubble players, who don't have 5 million in the bank that need this for their career, for their families, they may look at this as an opportunity.
I'm approaching this camp the same way as the last two with all I've got. I've had the same mentality I had the first year coming in, which is not get ahead of myself and think I've made it. I haven't made anything yet.