No good video for Duncan Keith. He likes to sit back away from the microphone so made it hard to hear him.
Q. Duncan, has Jonathan Toews changed at all since the last time he
was on this stage?
DUNCAN KEITH: I don't know. I don't really notice much. I'm trying
to worry about my own game. Noticing changes in his game, I don't really
think so. He works hard, battles hard, competes every game, every shift
he's out there.
Q. Has Jonathan matured at all since the last Cup run?
DUNCAN KEITH: Definitely I think you mature as you get older probably on
and off the ice as people and as players. I think you just get that
experience and you understand that, hey, not everything is going to go your
way, not everything is going to be seen the same way from different people.
I think he's done a good job just keeping a level head. That's what
makes him a great player.
Q. Facing Rask this round, tough goaltender. Considering the ones
you've faced lately, is it just one more guy?
DUNCAN KEITH: Yeah, obviously there's been a lot of talk about Rask.
Rightfully so. He's played great for them. He's a big part of their
I think we've played some good goalies in previous rounds. We've
managed to find ways to score. So hopefully we can do the same.
Q. What makes Coach Quennville an effective leader?
DUNCAN KEITH: He doesn't overdo things. Whether it's meetings, just
holding court talking to the players, he keeps that presence about him that
when he does come in the room, has something to say, we listen. He's not
in there holding meetings every day, wearing guys out. That's one thing
that stands out for me.
On top of that, I think he's just really a fair coach. He demands a
lot, but he's fair. I think he's seen a lot as a player and as a coach and
I think it helps him keep that level head, stay on even keel. I think that
rubs off on the team.
Q. Has your relationship with Brent Seabrook changed at all?
DUNCAN KEITH: Yeah, I don't know if it's changed a whole lot. Still
drives most of the time. I don't know, I think we've been good friends off
the ice since day one. We were paired up together early on in our careers.
We lived together our first year in the League. He's a great player. He's
easy to play with. For me, it makes it easy for me to play out there with
I think we have a good friendship off the ice. We live close to one
another in Chicago, back home in British Columbia, too. We get enough of
one another. I'm sure he gets kind of sick of me once in a while.
But I think just that friendship off the ice definitely can help your
chemistry on the ice, too.
Q. Conversations change, married, all that stuff.
DUNCAN KEITH: 95% of our conversation is about hockey. You know,
definitely now that his wife is pregnant, I've had a boy, you do talk a
little bit differently. We're getting a little bit older now. It's not
about where we went the night before or anything like that. It's more
we're getting a bit older.
Q. How has Patrick Kane matured and what have you seen with his
DUNCAN KEITH: I don't know. I think he's always been a little bit
misunderstood in some ways. Every guy likes to go out and have fun,
especially when you're a young guy. He's no different. Sometimes it just
kind of got caught on camera, pictures, things like that. Maybe one
incident sticks out in people's heads.
To me, he's always been a good guy, a good teammate. I think now
he's got a girlfriend. You can tell, he's 24, turning 25, he's not 18 or
19 anymore. It's kind of fun seeing him and Toews get a little bit older,
have girlfriends. They're starting to stay in on a Friday night, watch a
Q. Is that one of the biggest differences with this team, compared
to 2010, the maturity of those guys?
DUNCAN KEITH: Yeah, I don't know. I think obviously they're three
years older. At the same time if we're talking Toews and Kane, they were
two of our best players the year we won.
Yeah, I think we've all matured over the last few years. We've
learned a lot, especially losing back-to-back years in the first round.
It's basically been the same team that's done that.
We've grown together a lot the last three years as a group. I think