David Backes and 5 Other NHL Centers That Do Not Receive Enough Attention

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David Backes and 5 Other NHL Centers That Do Not Receive Enough Attention
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In the NHL, centers are quite literally the center of the team.

They start the play with the faceoff, and are counted on to score, check, cover the entire ice, and set up teammates for goals.

But because their worth doesn't always show up on the stat sheet and they don't necessarily make big highlight-reel plays, some centers fly under the radar. Many of these centers do everything right and are just overlooked for a number of reasons.

For this list, I wanted to take a look at six of the most underappreciated centers in the game, and show just how valuable they really are.  

For the record, Jordan Eberle, Patrice Bergeron, and Dustin Brown were the three guys that just missed the cut here, due mostly to their recent success and some extra well-deserved praise and attention.

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