Well, we’re here. The playoffs start today!
There are a lot of youngsters in this year’s crop of playoff talent; players looking to prove themselves for the first time.
Drew Doughty will have his hands full against the Vancouver Canucks and Tuukka Rask will be trying to out-duel Vezina-favorite Ryan Miller.
And then there are the normal attention-getters. It’s tough to not focus on players like Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Henrik Zetterberg when the playoffs are getting started.
But don’t forget about the proven veterans who would still like to prove a little more.
Here are the top veterans to watch in this year’s postseason.