NHL Playoffs 2011: Most Important Player for Each Postseason Team

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NHL Playoffs 2011: Most Important Player for Each Postseason Team
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Hockey, especially in the NHL playoffs, requires a full team effort to win Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Usually, the team that combines a strong offensive attack with shutdown defense throughout the playoffs is the team hoisting the Cup in the end.

With several marquee series winding down, each team’s most important player will have to step up either to put his opponent away or give his team hope of mounting a comeback.

Here are the most important players on each team still alive in this year’s playoffs.

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