Stanley Cup 2013: Players Under the Most Pressure to Produce

June 11th, 2013 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »

The 2013 Stanley Cup Final is set, with the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins taking on the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks. While the hype is leading to the belief that this will an extraordinary series, there are players facing the other edge of the sword, the players who are under pressure to produce or face a summer of blame and agonizing regret.

Certain players have garnered the reputation of a superstar but haven't put forth the performances that warrant the label. Other players have started hot but cooled off in recent games, but have the opportunity to reaffirm their status amongst the elite.

It's all about stepping up when they're needed.


Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins

In 2010, the Boston Bruins made center Tyler Seguin the second overall draft choice. During the 2012-13 regular season, Seguin began to display that upside, tallying 32 points in 48 games as a 21-year-old thrust into the postseason picture.

During the playoffs, however, Seguin has disappeared.

Seguin has tallied four points in 12 appearances, thus resulting in a sig ...

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