Former Lightning owner and hick extraordinaire Art Williams called Vinny "The Michael Jordan of Hockey" upon selecting him 1st overall in 1998. Gee, what a nice burden to put on the kid, eh Art? Luckily Art is long gone, and Vinny has stayed put, despite a well-publicized rift with head coach John Tortorella. Vinny has the size and skill comparable to fellow francophone Mario Lemieux, both of whom came into the league expected to one day bring moribund franchises out of the dumps. So far, Vinny has rebounded well from a funk that hampered his play two seasons ago. He made his first All-Star team in 2003 and netted 34 goals and 78 points. Oh yeah, and he's only 23.