"Ideally, we'd love to have him play center, but I think he realizes what we do now," Julien said. "Centerman is one of the toughest jobs there is because you've got to be all over the ice and be responsible. Right now, he's not at that stage."
"We weren't good enough and that's why we lost," Montreal coach Claude Julien said. "But at the same time, I think there are a lot of guys that put in a lot of effort and a lot of energy in the games. At the end of it, it wasn't pretty and we needed more."