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#NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Defensemen

NHL Network reveals best of current crop

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Whether it's breaking up a big play, setting up a goal, or scoring on the power play, some defensemen can do it all. NHL Network experts chose the top 20 defensemen in the League for a special program that premiered Sunday as the second in a nine-part series leading up to the regular season. Here is the list:

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Defensemen on the bubble

Five who fell short of making NHL Network's Top 20 list

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Network knows who the best players are in the League right now. They will reveal their lists in a nine-episode series that runs through the start of the regular season. The second episode is Sunday at 7 p.m. ET and focuses on the top 20 defensemen.

Did your favorite defenseman make the list? Tune in Sunday to find out and join the conversation with the #NHLTopPlayers hashtag. Here is a preview of the series and a look at five defensemen on the bubble who just missed the top 20.

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#NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Centers

NHL Network reveals best of current crop

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Winning important face-offs, leading rushes up the ice and setting up teammates are hallmarks of a top center. NHL Network experts chose the top 20 centers in the League for a special program that premiered Sunday as the first in a nine-part series leading up to the regular season. Here is the list:

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Centers on the bubble

Five who fell short of making NHL Network's Top 20 list

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Network knows who the best players are in the League right now. They will reveal their lists in a nine-episode series that runs through the start of the regular season. The first episode is Sunday at 7 p.m. ET and focuses on the top 20 centers.

Did your favorite center make the list? Tune in Sunday to find out and join the conversation with the #NHLTopPlayers hashtag. Here is a preview of the series and a look at five centers on the bubble who just missed the top 20.

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