With an energetic and physical game, top NHL prospect Jacob Trouba is reminding many of veteran defenseman Chris Pronger. Though he's signed on with Michigan, there's a good chance he never steps foot in Ann Arbor.
The NHL might just be the most proactive league when it comes to tinkering with the sport's rules. A summer camp in Toronto to research potential new rules produced "a dozen" changes that might eventually find their way into the game.
Brandon Saad isn't the most talkative prospect out there; the Saginaw LW/C puts his head down and goes to work. But if you let scouts do the talking, Saad could be a 35 goals per year guy at the pro level -- and in the NHL soon after the '11 draft.