Starting off, there are a number of players who didn’t make the cut, even in the top 15.
Four names that were tough to keep off the list but could easily be on many other people’s list are Eric Staal, Joe Thornton, Anze Kopitar and Ryan Kesler.
May 7, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) pushes down San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) during the overtime period in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at HP Pavilion. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports