Since the Canadiens traded the 32-year-old to San Jose last March, he has been a force in the middle. With 33 points (10 goals and 23 assists) through Sunday, the 6'1", 200-pounder was a major reason the Sharks stood near the top of the Western Conference.
Since the Canadiens traded the 31-year-old to Philadelphia last March, he has been buzzing on his wing. With 40 points (13 goals and 27 assists), the 5'10", 185-pounder was a major reason the Flyers were tied for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Verdict A good center is hard to find, but speedy Recchi is more dynamic, which is why he gets the nod.