So back to P.K.?
I really wanted to play with P.K. The problem was with P.K. is that everyone wanted to fix him. P.K. is P.K. You don’t fix him. You have to just keep him focused and on the ball. That’s why I thought I had a good relationship with him – we’re going up the ice and I’m yelling at him to go, yelling at him. And he’s like, “Oh yeah, okay…”
We had Randy Ladouceur and Perry Pearn coaching him and I was his partner. I think it was a lot. I told P.K., “There’s a lot of people all over you. If you want to talk, come and talk to me. If I see something on the ice, I’ll tell you, but I’m not going to bother you.”
I thought he was awesome, I’d talk to him a lot. In the Buffalo airport, as I was leaving for Detroit after the trade, he called me and talked to me for five minutes. He’s a really good kid. He just needs to play the game. That’s all it is.