Zach Bogosian is emerging as a standout talent in only his second year in the NHL. Despite the fact that he is only 19 years old Bogosian has quickly become a leader on the Atlanta blueline. With little fanfare he was designated alternate captain by coach John Anderson and has recently been logging 24-25 minutes a game while playing a regular shift as well as serving time on the powerplay and penalty killing units. Not bad at all for a teenager whose favorite video game is NHL 2008. It is tough enough to earn playing time as a forward, but defensemen have it even harder because of the steep learning curve necessary to deal with world class forwards like WashingtonÆs Alex Ovechkin and Columbus forward, Rick Nash just to name a few. Ovechkin and Nash are capable of turning veteran defens ...
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