8 Players That Define the Modern NHL Superstar

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8 Players That Define the Modern NHL Superstar
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Steven Stamkos is one of the brightest stars in the NHL.

Any professional sports league that puts its fans through a four-month lockout is going to have difficulty returning to the forefront.

Even though sell-out crowds and improved television ratings have defined the NHL's return, there's little doubt that there's an undercurrent of resentment.

Outstanding play by the league's superstars can help dissipate that resentment. In the NHL, superstars are expected to perform on the ice and handle their responsibilities off of it as well.

That includes treating fans well when they are out in public and reaching out through the media and cooperating with public requests whenever possible.

Here are eight players who define the modern NHL superstar.

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