Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Grading the Top 10 Rookies of the Postseason

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Grading the Top 10 Rookies of the Postseason
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The first time a skater experiences the intensity of the Stanley Cup playoffs, it doesn't always work out well.

The top rookie performers this postseason can attest to that.

Among this list of grades for greenhorns are a couple of Los Angeles Kings and couple of New York wings, a quartet of Philadelphia Flyers and a dominating Devil.

No, Carl Hagelin did not earn a respectable grade. Yes, Adam Henrique did.

What a difference scoring goals can make.

That's why this compilation includes only skaters who contributed points more than once.

While other rookies, especially guys on first-round exit teams, showed either heroic or hideous efforts, they do not appear here.

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