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11-12-2012, 10:14 PM
Mr. Make-Believe
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The first names that come to mind are David Backes and Paul Stastny. But they don't really fit the bill of "unsung hero."

Ian Lapierrere was one of my favorite non-Bruins for YEARS. Tough-as-nails and not a better teammate that you could find. Oleg Saprykin was empty between the ears, but I was in love with his skillset and his incredible motor. Also, the late Rick Rypien is a player that I miss greatly and will continue to.

As for today?

Dan Winnik is really an under-appreciated player. I can't remember where he signed now? Derek Smith in Calgary is SO overlooked by SO many. Late bloomer who always seems to do everything right. Sam Gagner is a SMART player who just needs to be part of a well-constructed line to be a fantastic support. A LOT of guys. Scott Clemmensen, Zenon Konopka, Lauri Korpikoski...

I'm missing too many. I hope this thread is a popular one.

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