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Standing by Stamkos at sixth

Updated: April 3, 2012, 1:19 PM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

In late January, I put together a list of the top 100 current players in the NHL.

Steven Stamkos came in at No. 6 behind Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Claude Giroux. This is what I wrote at the time:

Steven Stamkos: Doesn't kill penalties and is poor on faceoffs but he is otherwise an all-world talent, has another skating gear this year. Tom Brady-off-the-charts people skills. Keeps getting better. Much better 5-on-5 and not just a left-circle ...

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