Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 1/21/13
The kids were all right during the first weekend of the NHL season. Rookie forwards made their mark as teams got back to work.Here are some young gunners who could do some real damage this season:Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Florida Panthers: He scored twice in the season opener, setting aside doubts about his ability to function as a 19-year-old in a big boy league. Huberneau toyed with opponents in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season, scoring 16 goals and dishing 29 assists in 30 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs. He also starred on the international stage for Team Canada on the World Junior Championships for the third year in a row. He will fill out his 6-foot-1 frame some day, but he can put up points right now.     “That was a pretty good snapshot of his high-end skill set,” Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. “A fairly impressive debut to say the least.”Vladimir Tarasenko, W, St. Louis Blues: He scored twice in his NHL debut, clicking on the power play and working well with Andy McDonal
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