Steve Sullivan's Fan Shootout answers

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Who was the best player you ever played against?

Dominik Frolich, Gallen, Switzerland

"Definitely Wayne Gretzky. He was my hero growing up and it was a thrill to play against him, even though he was probably not in the prime of his career."

Being one of the smaller players in the NHL, how has the obstruction crackdown helped your game?

Johnathan Kiefiuk, Vegreville, Atla.

"It's been the biggest change. It enables me to use my speed and assets to their full capacity. Not just myself, but my whole hockey team has been a huge beneficiary of the new rules."

What do you think of the new NHL and the shootout?

Steph Brillant, Timmins, Ont.

"I like it. I think that the fans are enjoying it and I think that if after 65 minutes you can't decide a winner, then I think that was a great idea."

What makes a good official in the eyes of the player, and how does a player's perception of the officials change as they go from juniors to minors to the professional level?

Darrell Greer, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

"I think consistency is the biggest thing. If a referee can be consistent night in and night out, and not just with himself, but also with the other referees, then that's the mark of a good referee. I think it makes it a little more difficult when there's two referees like we have (at the NHL) level, but I also think that consistency is the biggest difference in juniors minors and pro."

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