From afar, the old mini-me master sees plenty to admire in the new updated version.
"He's just so much fun to watch,'' compliments Joe Mullen admiringly, when asked about Johnny Gaudreau. "I don't need to tell you guys in Calgary, you see it every night, but his skill level is tremendous. Sees the ice. Makes players other people can't. Deceptive skater. Thinks the game so well.
"Sure, he's small, slight.
"Then again, so was Gretzky.
"I wasn't the biggest guy, either. I certainly wasn't going to beat anybody up but my revenge was to make it hurt on the scoreboard.
"Looks like he feels the same way."