"He never really got that great of a chance with Dallas on the fourth line (where) it's hard to produce when you're a skill player," Brendan said. "Once he got into a system where he's starting to play with high-production players, obviously he jumped off the page."
"I talk to him about things, things that are going wrong with him, if he's on a cold streak. We can both help each other," Brendan said. "We're always talking. I think it's good for me and I think it's good for both of us. ... We're both in the same profession and we know what it's like on a day-in, day-out basis, so we can help each other and maybe if things aren't going well crack a smile on each other. It's a good relationship."