One Label Each Stanley Cup Final Star Has Earned in the Postseason

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One Label Each Stanley Cup Final Star Has Earned in the Postseason
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Reputations can be secured and destroyed in an instant during the Stanley Cup Final. 2013's matchup is no different, as the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks both boast lineup cards that are full of stars and standout players.

While it can take a season or two to cement "labels" during the regular season, stories and histories are created almost overnight during the postseason.

One prime example of this phenomenon is Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers. Another prime case from these playoffs is Torey Krug, who went from lower-league no-namer to Stanley Cup squad staple in literally no time.

All it takes is one goal, one hit, one shot or one play, and a guy could end up with a label that will last a lifetime. Or at least until another postseason rolls around and new storylines are created.

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