2010 NHL Playoffs: Top 20 Blue Collar Players from the Second Round

May 15th, 2010 by Mike Burse Leave a reply »
What a second round, with the Canadiens providing another upset and the Flyers showing some magic of their own. With many blue collar players providing the yeoman's work necessary for these great feats. The players on this list sacrificed body and soul in the first round in an attempt to get their teams into the Conference Finals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup tournament. The No. 1 player on this list will be the recipient of the Golden Hard Hat Award. This honour is awarded based on analysis of the following statistics: hits, blocked shots, giveaways, takeaways, and shots. More weight is attached to blocked shots and the player's giveaway-to-takeaway ratio than shots and hits. The players on this list are the warriors who will battle along the boards for loose pucks. They will become battered and bruised from blocking numerous shots, in order to save goals. They will use those same battered and bruised bodies to punish their opponents physically. These are the top 20 contenders for the Golden Hard Hat Award for the second round of this year's NHL playoffs. Begin Slideshow


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