Kris Versteeg answers questions about his on and off the ice views on everything from his dating life to what other things he is talented with besides rapping!
"Perhaps the most unexpected aspect of Huberdeau's play in the NHL has been his effectiveness in the corners and in high-traffic areas. His abilities in open ice situations, where his skills and vision have time to bloom, have always been evident, but his play around the net has been better than expected. He is simply a NHL star in the making and one of the top candidates for this season's Calder Trophy." - More from HF's Brian Fogarty above.
Vince Trocheck ranked first in faceoffs, second in shootout shooters (probably based on reputation, as he's gone 1-for-5 this year, but was 5-for-10 last year and 3-for-5 the year before), and third for "most dangerous in the goal area" by the coaches. I think he should maybe have gotten a few more mentions, especially for defensive forward and penalty killer (hello league leader in shorthanded goals), but three is obviously not bad at all and Plymouth has a ton of guys to put up for these things.
From College Hockey News: "In a time where many top picks that choose the college route spend one or two years on campus, the expectation is that a player with the size, skating ability and skill of Bjugstad will leave. Instead, he decided to return to the Gophers for one more season and in the process raised expectations for both the team and himself. Whether those expectations were fair can be debated. For many, however, anything short of Bjugstad, who scored 25 goals as a sophomore, dominating college hockey and leading Minnesota to a national title would be a disappointment." More from our pal Nathan Wells on Florida's 2010 first-rounder above.
The latest from our pals at SportsCity, with more input from Sir Todd.
Along with views from Hockey Prospectus and DobberHockey, LBC's own Todd Little gets in on the action.
From Eye on Hockey's Brian Stubits: "You know that guy/gal, it's the same person who sits on their porch with a radar gun on their neighborhood street. It's that guy who tries to pull over police officers for not wearing seat belts. It's his/her duty to be the watchdog and prevent the injustices." More above (and the name of that city manager is rather familiar for some reason).