First guy that came to my mind. He's #1 in post lockout playoff points with 106pts in 102 GP. He's tied for first in goals with Henrik Zetterberg at 48. Listed sixth in pts/G and eigth in goals/G, both post lockout as well. Actually, he's also #1 overall in post lockout games played. What a trivia question! Would never have guessed.
--Ken Linseman was terrific in the playoffs, though I guess it depends on whether he was considered a "star" or not.
--Rod Brind'Amour had a number of great runs, led the league in goals one playoffs, captained the Canes to a Cup, etc. Never really thought of him as a "star," although I guess it's a bit of a nebulous concept.
--Bobby Bourne for the Islanders. Was 3rd in scoring during the dynasty years behind only Bossy and Trottier.
Edit: Also, whether or not he belongs in the HOF, Dick Duff probably belongs here.
bourne was the first name that came to mind.
would tonelli count as a non-star? claude lemieux? even carbonneau? depends on the definition of star. but bob bourne was definitely a non-star who gets very few kudos today.
Briere was the captain and first line center of the best team not to see the finals from 2005-2007 and scored 90 points on a President's Trophy winner. I think that qualifies him as a star player. I'd say similar things about Brind'Amour.
I'm more familiar with Finnish players, so I'll also say Tikkanen.
All of the one's mentioned are good but I'll add my own favourite: Sean Bergenheim
I know 2 appearances in the Post-season aren't enough when talking about historical achievement, but Bergenheim could enter this discussion in the same way as Talbot is already included if he continues with a couple good years in the playoffs.