Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/13/13

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 13: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche waits for a faceoff in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 13, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Avalanche defeated the Leafs 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
What was your reaction to Patrick Roy saying you’ll move from center to left wing: “I’m excited about it. I’m looking at it as a good new challenge for me. I mean I’ll be playing with two great players (Matt Duchene at center and P.A. Parenteau at right wing). I’ve played on the wing before with Canada in the World Championships (skating with Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal) so I’m not totally unfamiliar with it.” Did it bother you at first hearing about the switch? “No not at all. I figured when they drafted (Nathan) MacKinnon something would have to be done.” What are your initial worries about playing a new position? “I guess just staying on my side and not trying to do too much not going over to P.A.’s side. I’ll need to just get used to it but I think I’ll make the adjustment. What is your feeling of Roy being the new coach? “I mean it’s great. He’s all about winning. I’ve talked with him and I came away feeling really good. He brings so much passion to the game. It c
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