the most improved player was easily Alexandre Daigle! The guy who once said he had no passion or interest in the game and had been a bust for years came to Minnesota a defensive teams with few weapons including a rusty and struggling Gaborik all year. The guy had a 51 point season to lead the team in scoring and for the first time in his career played defense. His backchecking became so good and consistent that he was no longer a liability and instead is average to above-average. A beer league player to a solid overall player with a 50+ point potential still with 5-6 years left in his prime after all the hype and pressure.