I feel more comfortable confidence-wise. You get to the NHL, and you're nervous about trying things. With experience, you're not as afraid of being creative.
On every level I have played I've heard, `Am I going to perform or not because of my size?' I think I have proved to people I can perform regardless of how big I am.
I've spent every game I've ever played making sure I'm out-working the other guy.
Why would I want four or five more inches? I use my speed.
Sometimes offensive players get turned into defensive players, which sometimes isn't a bad thing, but for me I need a chance to play more offense.
The biggest thing I have learned is you can't take anything for granted. You have to work as hard as you can every night, regardless.
You want to be the guy who makes an impact in every game. In this sport it's all about results-winning games and making the playoffs.
I don't know WHEN I'll be big enough to play!
New York is a place I wanted to come
I made the move (to #NYR) thinking about this opportunity, to play in the #StanleyCup Final.
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