Ranking the NHL's Top 10 Unsung Heroes

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Ranking the NHL's Top 10 Unsung Heroes
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Sure, everybody knows who Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are. Those guys are stars. However, there are plenty of other players who are less heralded but still make consistent contributions to their team's success. This list will examine the NHL's top 10 unsung heroes.

These are the players who don't often make headlines but are acknowledged by scouts, coaches and their peers as effective and valuable hockey players. Most fans don't think about them all too often—unless, of course, they play for their favorite team.

Players on this list do one or more things very well consistently but don't get a lot of media attention. Sometimes it's because they play in non-traditional hockey markets or they excel at something like penalty killing or defensive hockey, which won't garner many headlines.

Feel free to add any players who you feel belong on this list. Just indicate why you feel your candidate belongs and what he does well to belong on the list.

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