from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated, Yes, it is that time of year again. With a minimum of fuss—something the five men on this list probably appreciate—we present our annual Stealth List (past installments are linked at the bottom of this page), a brief compilation of people who generally fly below the figurative radar while making the NHL a better place.
Without further ado:
Tony Granato, Penguins assistant coach
...During the first five weeks of this season, the Penguins have been arm-wrestling Buffalo for the most efficient unit. They also were tied for the league lead with three short-handed goals. Granato, who works with the Penguins’ forwards, has an easy rapport with players. If he does get to run his own program again, his time in Pittsburgh—an organization that isn’t quite the Red Wings, but is not too far off—will be a blessing.
Elliotte Friedman, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster
Among the jugglers and the clowns at hockey’s most renowned flying circus, Friedm...