As fun as it is to talk about NHL players that are on everybody's radar like Sidney Crosby and Pavel Datsyuk, sometimes it's more fun to go off that beaten path and chat about the player that maybe everyone doesn't know about yet.
Maybe it's due to a lack of exposure in the media, or it could simply be that the player in question hasn't played in nearly enough NHL games to become more of a household name. The talent is there, but the guy isn't going to find his way onto an All-Star ballot—at least not yet.
Only the most overaggressive "I had his sweater first"-types have his jersey at this point, but that doesn't make him any less great or fun to watch. Nor does the lack of a buzz factor—the kind that players like Vladimir Tarasenko and Mikael Granlund generated for themselves while playing overseas.
Shining the spotlight on players that just don't get a whole lot of love from media outlets despite playing some seriously good hockey is what this list is all about. Feel free to create a little buzz for other overlooked players in the comments section.