Originally posted on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 10/9/12
I came across an ESPN article the other day in which ESPN Insider Neil Greenberg ranked his top 25 NHL players under the age of 25. Among the list were three Bruins; Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin. Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks was ranked number one and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning was ranked second.Lucic was ranked 17th, Seguin 12th and Marchand 10th. These rankings are very interesting. In my opinion Lucic deserves his spot at 17th. Yes Lucic was once the blue collar rock-em sock-em player who's main purpose was to kick the opponents asses. However, in the past two years Lucic has stepped his game up immensely. During these years Lucic has surpassed 60 points, while also keeping to his bad-ass demeanor. The fact that he has developed stick skills makes him a very versatile player in this league, especially a player who fits the Bruins game style. This off season I felt the $6million per year contract extension was a bit much, but at the same ti...
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