NHL's Top 50 Players: Will They Boom or Bust in 2012-13?

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NHL's Top 50 Players: Will They Boom or Bust in 2012-13?
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A few weeks ago, I ranked the top 62 players of the 2011-12 season. Today, we will take a look at the same players from that bunch and we will predict if the top 50 from that same list will boom or bust in 2012-13. They were the top players in the NHL from last season so that is the building block of this ranking.

The remaining 12 will be featured in honorable mentions slides along with a few other top players who didn't make the original list.Since that list was published, players have changed teams and gained new linemates, so there is no guarantee that every player will have repeat success in 2012-13.

The ordering will be the same as the last list mentioned above.

Each player will be assessed a boom, bust or even rating.

A boom means the player will have a solid year, a bust means a player will have a down year and an even rating means the player in question will remain status quo. 

Here are the top *50 players and whether they will boom or bust in 2012-13.


*Re-read boldunderlined and italicized  text before leaving a comment about the order of the players on this list.

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