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Stick Taps by Amy Moritz: Social media sensations & more

Top 5 coaches for the Jack Adams Trophy
Bill Peters, Carolina
Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay
Mike Sullivan, Pittsburgh
Lindy Ruff, Pittsburgh
Peter Laviolette, Nashville

Rookie Watch
Auston Matthews, Center, Toronto. The most anticipated debut of a No. 1 draft pick since … Connor McDavid last year. How will Matthews perform in the spotlight of Leaf Nation?

TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 02: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes part in warm-up prior to an NHL preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre on October 2, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) .

Eyes in all of Canada will be on Auston Matthews. (Getty Images)

Patrick Laine, Right Wing, Winnipeg. The MVP of the Finnish League last year, Laine looks ready to step into a major role in the NHL.

Mikko Rantanen, Right Wing, Colorado. A first-round pick in 2015, he took a year in the AHL where he was co-rookie of the year with 24 goals and 60 points in 52 games.

Dylan Strome, C, Arizona Coyotes. He is the top center of the future for the Coyotes and expect him to be NHL ready after racking up 111 points in 56 games for the Erie Otters.

Jesse Puljujarvi, Right Wing. Edmonton Oilers. It was a surprise that the Finnish MPV of the 2016 World Juniors was still around for the Oilers to pick No. 4.

Best social media follows

Roberto Luongo, @strombone1 The Florida Panthers goalie is the king of NHL Twitter accounts. He is funny and self-deprecating, particularly when it comes to his ability (or lack thereof) in shootouts.

Logan Couture @Logancouture The San Jose Sharks forward is a native of Guelph, Ontario and tweets about Bills Mafia and The Tragically Hip. Some slick shots on Instagram (loganc89) as well.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21: P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens speaks with the media during a press availability on June 21, 2016 at the Encore Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2016 NHL Award Ceremony will by held on June 22 at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

P.K. Subban's personality shines on his Twitter account. (Getty Images)

Zach Bogosian @BogosianZach Most active member of the Sabres on Twitter, he occasionally calls people out and shares fantastic family photos.

Jonathan Toews @JonathanToews With gems like this -- “Went to hot yoga today and basically laid there for the second half of the class. #outtashape” – you can’t help but laugh, and follow.

P.K. Subban @PKSubban1 Has shown Nashville a ton of love since being traded to the Predators this summer. He also loves to tweet about pro hockey life and his charities.

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