NHL: 5 Young Players Who Will Have Breakout Seasons in 2011-12

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NHL: 5 Young Players Who Will Have Breakout Seasons in 2011-12
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For many players, the transition from junior hockey, college hockey or minor league hockey to the NHL is extremely difficult. The sheer speed at which the game is played at the NHL level is enough to make most players feel overwhelmed upon breaking into the league. 

This is particularly true for young players who have spent very little time, if any, playing hockey against opponents who are bigger, faster and more experienced than they are. 

Here are five talented young players who haven't been able to put all the pieces together at the NHL level yet, but who I believe will do so this coming season. 

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