Dallas Drake’s Fan Shootout answers

Matt Kovarik from St. Louis asks What was it about Andy Murray’s coaching technique that brought success to the Blues?

He verified what each player’s role on the team was – checker, scorer – and simplified that for each guy. He made sure we filled those roles every night.

Neil Hilts from Rossland, B.C., asks What was it like growing up in a ski town like Rossland and what sort of support did you get?

It was fun playing minor hockey there and when I’d go back, it was family-oriented. I’d have friends come see my games in Vancouver and Calgary.

Daniel Burmaster from Prince George, B.C., asks What has been your career highlight so far?

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Going to the conference final my first year in St. Louis. We lost to Colorado, but I thought we had a chance to win the Stanley Cup that year.

Joel Garand from Saskatoon, Sask., asks What’s the best part about being team captain?

I enjoy teaching the young players, explaining tendencies of certain guys and keeping their confidence up because it’s real easy to lose your confidence.

Chris Hill from Dartmouth, N.S., asks How do you throw a perfect, clean bodycheck?

Anticipation. It’s not about how big you are, it’s knowing where the puck is going and getting there as it does.

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