There was a lot of great rookie players last year, and some of them took the next step and became even better sophmore players. Who do you think those players are? I have three players in mind. Patrick Kane: He's explosive, he can score or he can dish a nice assists. The scary thing is that he's still very young and he's only going to get better. Nicklas Backstrom: Last he mostly got assist, but this year he's putting the puck in the net, and still getting some nice assists. It defenitely helps that he plays with Ovechkin, but he's still a good player without him. Carey Price: Arguably the best goalie in the Eastern Conference, he lost a lot of weight this off season and it shows, he's quicker with the glove and his pads. Sometimes he makes it look so easy. He's defenitely going to be one of the best in the game in a few seasons. He's also one of the best puck handlers in the NHL and he's only 21.