Interviewer: You and Toews are pretty close friends…your friendship, did it change at all as a result of the Final?
Mike: No, I think if anything, you gain more respect for a guy who you play against that hard for that many games…the respect that I have for him knowing how hard it is to play against him and how hard he works and the skill level that he has. I think you gain more respect for somebody when you play against them in a series like that.
Interviewer: Didn’t you guys take the same flight together at some point this summer and sit together?
Mike: Yeah, he was actually at my Canada Day party, too, so uh, we’re friends. When you’re on the ice, obviously, you do what you can to win but off the ice I’d consider him a pretty good friend.