Photo credit: Bruce Bennett
This was the Matt Hendricks’ year. This was the year that he broke out of his small, specific role and became a real contributor. This was the year that he made NHL goalies and women everywhere swoon with his dazzling shootout moves. This was the year that the most significant story about him was not centered around a ghastly eye injury.
Heck, he’s even got an RMNB t-shirt now. If that’s not the big time, we don’t know what is.