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Central Division Breakout Candidates

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Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center

Andrew Shaw

(65) loses his helmet while battling for the puck with Boston Bruins center

Tyler Seguin

(19) during the second period in game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Shaw – Perhaps no player raised his profile more than the competitive Shaw during the Blackhawks playoff run.  Essentially a spare part during the regular season, he became a very integral part of the team, moving to centre and being a positive contributor to the cause.  For my money, his impact will be greater over the long term than that of Bryan Bickell, who was the breakout player of the playoffs.