NHL.com has a great feature article by Shawn P. Roarke. Even heroes have heroes, and Roarke asks a number of today's stars about their childhood idols.
Jarome Iginla grew up in awe of Wayne Gretzky. Saku Koivu worshiped Jari Kurri. Chris Pronger admired Mike Bossy. Figure that one out. Just as weird - Patrick O'Sullivan dreamed of being goalie Andy Moog!
The playoff stretch is in full swing. There is so much on the line every night. It is as if the playoffs have been on for a couple of weeks already.
It is in the playoffs that hockey heroes are made.