The fortunes of NHL players ebb and flow all year long. The playoffs offer an even greater degree of risk and reward because the stakes are higher.
There are players who have been in the NHL for 15 years without winning a Stanley Cup. There are guys who can redeem themselves after poor regular seasons, and others who have a chance to become legends in their own time. We will highlight them here.
What follows are the players who have the most to gain in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs.