May 13, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (19) skates with the puck in the offensive zone during the second period in game seven of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
If he didn’t miss so much of the season with injuries, Lupul would be ranked a lot higher. He does a little bit of everything and is a key piece of the Maple Leafs, who with a full season from Lupul should make the playoffs again this year.
Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Williams doesn’t really do anything spectacularly, but he simply gets the job done. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts with Williams, and he is a key component of the Kings team.
Apr 25, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) skates against the New York Islanders during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Islanders, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Voracek enjoyed a breakout season, netting just under a point per game and at certain points of the year, was the best player on the ice in the league. A repeat of that performance over a full season will have him climbing up the ranks.