"Jack (and I) had a pretty good relationship. I had him out in Bridgeport when I turned pro and I've known him for a long time," the Meadow Lake, Sask., product said.
"I'm not sure what the reason was for the drop in ice time from the start of the season, and not as much opportunity as I had last year, but I don't want to make excuses. The onus is on me as well to perform."
And a similar story from the Calgary papers http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/hockey/calgary-flames/Home+sweet+home+Comeau/5773347/story.html
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