I know he isn't the biggest player on the ice and he didn't do much last year in Minnesota (20 pts in 50 games) but he's playing extremely strong this year and held up the Minnesota's offense a bit when Gaborik and Dupuis were holding out. He's looking really sharp this year and could wind up their first line center even if he is 5'10". He positions himself well and had a couple goal chances stolen by Dafoe last game. I know Pitkanen, Nash, Jay (sorry can never spell his name right), Semin, Eminger, and a couple others are talked about a lot (even Upshall and Janne Niiminski or however you spell his name for the Oilers) are talked about a lot so why isn't Bouchard? This kid has some great skill.