On sending Duclair back, "The biggest thing about sending him back was finding playing time for him on a regular basis. We don't want to stunt his growth and to go back there and piggyback a Gold Medal and the Memorial Cup, the biggest stage you can play on at this time and it's all about building a resume and a pedigree at this time. We are excited for him and what it means for the future."
On what they liked from Duclair at the World Juniors, "The biggest thing was the Gold Medal game, on the biggest stage and when they needed it the most he was there, he was competitive, wanted to make a difference and he did. Every shift he was noticeable and made plays, a great goal with his quick release, he had a great game all the way through and played well in a huge game."
On the players loving Duclair's goal in the Gold Medal game,"there is no question, he is part of our team and the guys like him. Everyone is rooting for him and to see a shot like that, that is an NHL shot. It made everyone smile a little bit."
On Halverson and Shesterkin, "two picks from last year as we try and replenish that goaltending a bit and two see them at 19 and 18 to what they did it is good for us. Both have had good years and to get to the World Juniors and get a shutout and for Shesterkin to play well that bodes well."
Did you expect to see Shesterkin, "they have the Subway Series where they play against the OHL, QMJHL and the WHL and he played really well there so we had an inkling that he would be number one but both of their goalies played well. He is a gamer and is in the KHL, it's not a surprise what he is able to do and how to perform."
On Pavel Buchnevich, "he is a guy who wants to make a difference, a skilled player, we met with him in the tournament in Toronto for a little and while he doesn't speak great English, he understand "The Duke" and that Duke was playing in the NHL and was a skilled player and he had seen him at development camp and was proud of the Duke and he looks forward to a time where he can make a stamp and maybe get a nickname out of it too."