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from Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

CarolinaHurricanes.com: We're now a month into the regular season. How would you assess the team's performance thus far?

Don Waddell: I think overall, it's pretty positive. We've been in every game. A couple games we've lost by a couple goals and given up an empty-net goal. The one thing I like about this team is that there's no quit in it. We've had some games where we haven't played as well and gotten down, but we've found a way to battle ourselves back into it. What you're hoping is that, particularly your younger players, by game 10, they're better than they were in game one, and by game 20, they're better than they were in game 10. That's how you're going to get better in this league: experience of playing the game. Overall, we'd like to have a few more points. We've had some tough luck, but we've been competitive in every hockey game.

CH.com: Where does that resiliency come from? Is it from how Rod Brind'Amour carries himself as a head coach and how the leadership group commands the room?

Waddell: It's a trickle-down effect, for sure. We all know Rod as a player. He's been an assistant coach here for quite a few years. The good thing is he knows all the players....

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