As each year's edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs comes and goes, impressions are made. When the spotlight shines the brightest, some players answer the call -- and others come up short.
While elite players around the League rise to the occasion in the postseason, it's also far from unusual to see second- or third-line players burst onto the scene as well with Lord Stanley's Cup at stake.
But with every success story in a particular playoff series, there is a less favorable outcome. When teams advance or are eliminated, individual performances are scrutinized by fantasy owners and hockey fans around the world, resulting often in either praise or scorn.
Which begs the question -- how much should a player's postseason performance impact his value leading up to a fantasy draft the following season? Fantasy hockey campaigns obviously do not include postseason statistics, but it is impossible to ignore the ups and downs of the past year's Stanley Cup Playoffs when assembling your roster.