|I think Rick (Comley)’s comment at the press
conference after the first game was the confidence and
how he plays. He was spectacular, and even if he would’ve
lost the game he was maybe deserving of a spot on the
all-tournament team because he made such a difference.
|Every time he touches the puck, he’s a threat.
If it wasn’t for Lerg, he would’ve scored
the winning goal early in the game. It’s impressive
to see what they did with him in terms of how much he
played, but also in relation to moving back to defense
and showing the confidence he did back there. He could’ve
been selected as a defenseman or a forward.
|You had to pick one from Michigan State and there’s
not really a standout defenseman, but all of a sudden
he came to the forefront and did a great job.
Most Outstanding Player
|I saw him at the World Junior Tournament and was really
impressed with him. He was the one guy and the best
player on the ice for Michigan State as a skater. There’s
no question he has a chance to be a really good hockey
player because he’s got size and sees the ice
|He’s small and a lot of BC’s forwards
are small, but they play huge. He doesn’t take
a back seat to anyone, but what really gets him going
is his speed and quickness. That first step of his is
fun to watch.
|He got dinged pretty bad early in the game and it
looked like he wasn’t going to come back, but
he came back at full speed, and with the way that line
has led their team down the stretch shows the kind of
player and leader he is.