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CalgaryFlames.com's Ryan Dittrick sat down with our head coach to discuss his upbringing, the move home, the mentors that have shaped him, and his early impressions of his new team. 

DITTRICK: Well, Bill, we're a few games into the new season and a few months into your move back to Alberta. How are things going for you and your family?

PETERS: It's been busy, but I'm very happy with everything so far. Just trying to get the house settled and get my son into school - he's busy travelling lots, playing hockey - and then obviously our quick trip to China... It's been a long list of things we've had to check off. Things are beginning to settle down now, though. 

DITTRICK: You've coached on a few teams now at this level. What's it been like getting to know a brand new group of guys, each one with a different personality that you surely want to tap into?

PETERS: It's a challenge, for sure, but that's the essence of coaching. You're always meeting new players and learning how you can connect with them on a personal level as quickly as possible. You can't force it; you've got to get into some battles and be a part of some different experiences with one another. That's when you truly learn about each other's tendencies and what makes them tick. So far, it's been good. I'm looking forward to working with this group. I think it's a team that has huge upside, and they're a group that truly cares. They care about the work they put on the ice and they care about each other. As a coach, you can't ask for anything more than that. 

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