NHL Predictions 2010-11: The Top 12 Second-Line Centers in Hockey

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NHL Predictions 2010-11: The Top 12 Second-Line Centers in Hockey
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Jordan Staal starting this season takes over for Evgeni Malkin as the Penguins second line center. Malkin moves to right wing.

In the NHL, the first line usually gets all the limelight, all the attention. Some people believe that many games are decided by a team's first line's performance. However, that would be one of the most absurd notions ever.

Like most sports, hockey is a team game. The success of a team depends on everyone, from the player receiving the most ice time all the way down to the player receiving the least.

Often, the more unheralded players don't get the attention they deserve in the media and from fans alike.

These players often take over for star players when they have off games, though.

So, here's a listing of the best second line centers in the NHL.

Agree or disagree, let me know in the comments.

 

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