"Last year there were times where I just hated life and hated everybody, and just kept asking, 'Why me?' I didn't want to go play sometimes and I just didn't have the desire anymore. It's scary when that happens. But I was just questioning a lot about my life and hockey just seemed to take a back seat at times."
I know I've seen more than a few people down play Blake's condition and how it affected him last season, but he's on some pretty powerful medication with potentially awful side effects. A small guy under regular circumstances, he lost 12 pounds in a month heading into the season.
It'll be interesting to see if he rebounds this year.