Each NHL Team's 2011-2012 Unsung Hero

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Each NHL Team's 2011-2012 Unsung Hero
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Chicago's Nick Leddy (left) and Nashville's Craig Smith (right) have been unsung heroes for their respective teams this season.

These days, the NHL has been blessed with a bevy of talented players throughout the league. 

Naturally, it's the superstars that grace billboards and shine under the spotlights, but those are both advantages and disadvantages. The attention can't hurt, but there's no chance any of these guys could ever fly under the radar. 

Sure enough, the ones that can (and do) are often not given the credit they deserve. 

It doesn't matter to them whether or not they get the sponsorships, glitz and glamor. They just care about one thing, and that's doing whatever it takes to help their teams win hockey games. 

They are the unsung heroes, the ones who will, ironically, get all the attention in this slideshow.

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