Mika Zibanejad’s best day of the 2011-12 hockey season was unquestionably Jan. 5. That’s when he scored at 10:09 of overtime to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over Russia and its first gold medal in the world juniors since 1981, a huge moment in Swedish hockey history.
With National Hockey League unrestricted free agency here, it’s time for every hockey fan to become a fantasy general manager, dreaming of putting the perfect puzzle pieces together to build a championship team.
Mark Borowiecki has been the poster boy for hard work since the Ottawa Senators drafted him in 2008. The fifth-round draft choice (139th overall) has made a big move up the depth chart and now finds himself within reach of a spot on the NHL team.