ESPN's John Buccigross has decided to undertake the difficult task of ranking the top 100 current players in the NHL. He starts off with numbers 100-76 and one Bruin makes this list with Brad Marchand checking in at No. 97. Writes Buccigross on Marchand:
He is the kind of player you win with. He won't get 14-Down on your USA Today crossword puzzle but he is quick, nasty and relentless. Going back to Junior, AHL and now NHL, he shows up in big games. Yes, it helps having good teammates, but he is old-school nasty and does not care what you think.
Check out the full article for the other players ranked from 100-76 and also for an explanation of how he determined the rankings. And check back for the rest of the top 100, which we're sure will have plenty more Bruins. In the meantime, let us know in the comments sections which other Bruins should be in the top 100.