10 Sophomore Players to Watch In 2010-2011

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10 Sophomore Players to Watch In 2010-2011
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James Neal was an impact player for the Stars in his sophomore season. Who can follow in his footsteps in 2010-2011?

For every Steven Stamkos there's a few Patrick Berglunds, guys that have promising rookie seasons but struggle mightily in their second years. Here are ten players hoping to avoid that sophomore slump,  who have every chance to make a real difference for their teams in their second NHL year . I've tried to exclude the most obvious choices such as John Tavares or Tyler Myers who were already top-tier talent in their squads in their rookie seasons. Instead I've tried to bring up players who, like James Neal in Dallas and others last year, may come in to their sophomore year in the league with the fire and spark necessary to get to that next level even if they may not have been top contributors in every case in their rookie year.

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