With this week culminating in the All-Star festivities in Atlanta, I thought it appropriate to look at the top performers thus far this season.
In the Eastern Conference,
Honorable mention goes to
The Eastern Conference doesn't have a dominant defender -- someone who plays physically while also adding to the offense. The best in that regard has been
The Western Conference, by contrast, is all about dominant play from the blueline. From
The Eastern Conference is loaded with outstanding offensive-performers up front -- many of them with a skilled foil on the same team:
The Western Conference plays tighter, tougher D that makes open ice harder to come by. Other than
But that's a debate we'll save for the appropriate time.