There is no better game on earth than playoff hockey. Every shot, every hit and every penalty can mean life or death for a team once the middle of April hits. The Eastern Conference has so many good teams that it's almost impossible to pick a representative, and Vancouver seems poised to make a deep run in the West.
However, nothing is guaranteed in the NHL playoffs. There are always those players who make an impact on a series when you seem to least expect it.
Who will those players be this year?