Steve Bernier
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"Steve Bernier" is a Canada/Canadian professional ice hockey Winger (ice hockey)/right winger currently with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, and the San Jose Sharks, who originally selected him 16th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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He's the captain, he's the veteran, and when you see him play like he's playing right now, you just have to follow him.

It's something I don't plan or try very often.

That was a cheap shot. That was a knee-to-knee. We know Milan had problems and missed one year because of his knee.

I couldn't ask for a better center my first year. He makes sure I'm always ready, he makes me improve my speed a lot because in practice, I always have to keep up with him.

I still have to work really hard and improve on my conditioning. Right now I trained hard last summer to get to this point. I ran a lot. Since I am a big guy, I am not going to be very slim so I have to be careful of what I am eating, but I am going in the right direction.

Most of the time the puck doesn't come to you. This time I was lucky.

I tried something new. It worked. I'm going to take this one. I don't think I'm going to try that often. Maybe another time later in the year. It was a lucky goal.

It's a simple thing, we dumped the puck and tried to work their defense down low. I tried to bring the puck to the front of the net and Patty did a great job to take his rebound and score a nice goal.

Everybody knew I had to work on my skating and get my confidence. Playing in the American league is good because you get a lot of ice time and you can improve easily that way. Now I feel more confident, I feel better, but I still have a lot to improve. I can't keep the puck as much as I did in the American league, but I think that will come with time.