Friday, January 27, 2012
Buccigross: Ranking No. 26-50
Yesterday we posted No. 100-51 on John Buccigross' list of top 100 NHL players (which included Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic). Now it's on to No. 26-50. Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin and David Krejci all make the list. Writes Buccigross:
28. Patrice Bergeron: Four years later, it looks like he is back from his severe concusion. Think about that. Still just 26. Great faceoff dude, would rather pass than shoot. The Bruins would not have raised their Cup last June without the return of his classy, all-around gem.
34. Tyler Seguin: One of the most purely talented players in Bruins history. There is nothing he can't do at a high level. Shoots it better, passes it better and skates better than any other Bruin on the current roster. Nineteen years old and he leads Bruins in goals, points and plus/minus. If the B's repeat as champs, he will win the Conn Smythe.
48. David Krejci: Like Henrik Zetterberg, he gets better in the playoffs. Doesn't shoot a lot (150 times a year) so he will never be a big goal scorer. Better than 50 percent in faceoff circle. Playing between Lucic and Horton, he's the book between the bookends. Has 0.74 points per game in the regular season, 0.92 points per game in the postseason.
Click HERE to read the rest of Buccigross' rankings.