Jakub Voracek would have loved to have just gone home this time a year ago.

His Columbus Blue Jackets were wrapping up a terrible 2010-11 season and his wasn't great, either. His personal numbers were decent for a talented young forward, but the public criticism he'd received from a head coach who lost his job earlier this season stung.

Voracek certainly didn't appreciate Scott Arniel challenging his work habits or believe the unkind words were warranted.

So going home to the Czech Republic was entertaining. He's single and unattached at 22, but home is where his loved ones are. Voracek is very close to his parents, his sister, her husband and their children.