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I think this year was more of a learning year for us in Quebec. It was my second year, and from last season we lost a lot of talent. We're a much younger team, and because of that everybody had a lot to learn, from myself to the other guys on the team, and even our coach as well. I think this year will be good for us, because we did a lot of team-building, which will lead us well into next years' season. Looking back now, I can see that every game we played was actually a step towards next year. From last year to this year, we had a very different team, we had only a few of the players that went all the way to the Memorial Cup in 2006. This year, you could tell we were a little inexperienced, because we were out in first round. Obviously it was a much different feeling, and disappointing as well. So what can we take out of this season? We grew as a team, and as individuals.
After the season I was lucky enough to go to Finland with the Canadian team to the U18 tournament, so when I got back I took about a week off. After that, it was right back to training again for the combine and for next year's season. It was all off-ice training stuff, I haven't been on the ice at all. We're just starting from the basics right now, doing a lot of cardio, and obviously we're going to lift heavier into the summer, but it's all about building the base this early in the summer. It's been two long years I've had, these last two years, and I haven't had much time off, so this is the first summer I'll have more time than usual. I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the extra time. I spend my summers in Montreal, and I have a private trainer to go one-on-one with, so hopefully I'll be able to make the most of that time off. Also, later on in the summer the Tampa Bay Lightning's Vinny Lecavalier and the Calgary Flames' Matt Lombardi will come back and I'll get a chance to work out with them.
With Lecavalier and Lombardi, obviously they've been through all of this before, so it will give me a chance to speak with them, to get their take on what I can expect out of the next month. Especially with Vinny. With his experiences, to have gone through the draft and everything that came with it, he'll be a good person to talk to. Also, see them work out, and to be able to work out alongside two great NHL players, it gives me a chance to learn from them, and see how hard they actually work during the summer.
For next season, individually, I'm looking to be a lot more confident player. I was actually working on being more confident with Patrick, our coach in Quebec, even this season. But that's my goal for next year; and as a team we have to be more confident, and learn to be more consistent. This year, where we would win one game and then lose three in a row, four in a row, and we need to instead battle through a couple of those losses and put together winning streaks. The experience we got this season will go a long way to helping us with that.
So that's where things stand right now. As for the NHL Entry Draft, I'm looking forward to it. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and honestly I'm very fortunate to have been invited to take part in the NHL Draft combine and everything else. I'm going to take these coming events and just have fun with them. I'm very excited for this opportunity.