SOG: 43 | +/-: 5
"To be honest with you, he's driving our bus big time," Babcock told NHL.com. "He's been our best player by a country mile."
Nobody should be surprised by this, considering Zetterberg has been one of the Red Wings' best players for a long time -- long enough to prompt The Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky, to say Zetterberg has been his favorite player in the NHL over the last decade.
"I think he's the best Swedish player they've ever put in the NHL," Gretzky told NHL.com.
His resume aside, Zetterberg, now 32, is leading the Red Wings with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) through 11 games. He has points in nine of those 11 games, including a hat trick and two assists in a 5-1 win against the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 1. It was his first five-point regular-season game since Nov. 14, 2009.