The top of the NHL scoring leaderboard is filled with some familiar and obvious names: Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane. It features some expected scoring forced having better than expected years, like Brent Burns’ push for 30 goals as a defenseman.
And then it has some absolutely bonkers appearances from players that, frankly, no one expected to be this damn good in 2016-17.
In the latest edition of The Wysh List, Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy blog looks at five players having shockingly good season, based on previous accomplishments and expectations. Players like Michael Grabner of the New York Rangers, for example:
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Who are your shockingly good players? Put’em in the comments.