You could see the potential. To see him turn out the way he has so far is satisfying, but you never know for sure it'll happen. I just remember him being a big, raw kid who skated very well.

He's always been a great guy, a very caring guy, been very particular about safety and he's been really devastated by the fact that a lot of people might think that he was being careless.

Why are guys like this on the verge of playing in the NHL while other guys are never going to make it? You learn when you're right and you learn when you're wrong.

You could see he had an edge to his game. I liked his grit, the way he got in people's faces. Nothing has changed. We could see this kid was a bit of a mean bastard. He makes you pay a price.