"I always love going to practice, the camaraderie of the guys, going on road trips. That's all going to be fun," he said. "Trying to win a championship? We'll get there in late February and March. We've always [tried to play each] game and see how can we get better on that day and that's the mentality you have to have. You don't want to peak to early and that's what we've done usually — find a way to be the best we can in March and April."