He was asked about 'Swaggerville' and the local real estate market.

He was quizzed for his thoughts on the new logo and if he's seen the jersey yet. Heck, if Winnipeg Jet Andrew Ladd had stood there long enough he might have been pressured for a prediction on the upcoming provincial election and for his takes on everything from the revolt in Libya to the breakup of Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly.

Welcome to Winnipeg, Mr. Ladd.

Welcome to life under the microscope in this NHL hockey-obsessed town.

"It's crazy," said Ladd with a grin Friday while gearing up to sign autographs for fans at a computer store on Marion Street. "I don't think guys realize how big it is here until they get to town. It's going to be interesting to see how guys adapt to it, but it's going to be a lot of fun.