5 years ago

Kevin Shattenkirk sought the advice of former Blue Al MacInnis at the end of the last season and realized he wasn't fully prepared for the playoffs.

Shattenkirk enjoyed a very productive regular season, notching 43 points for the second consecutive campaign, but the blueliner felt he didn't perform to his potential in the postseason, partially due to his physical conditioning. In addition to improving his fitness over the summer, the offensive rearguard gained some tactical advantages from his conversation and feels he's better prepared than he's ever been. With six points in five games, it would appear his changes have made a difference.