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PIERRE MCGUIRE'S: EAST
PIERRE MCGUIRE
April 11, 2011
The five players set to make the biggest impact on their team's postseason performance include a goalie, a diminutive playoff vet and a skyscraping blueliner
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April 11, 2011

Pierre Mcguire's: East

The five players set to make the biggest impact on their team's postseason performance include a goalie, a diminutive playoff vet and a skyscraping blueliner

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Tampa Bay Lightning

The 5'8" 12th-year winger is the offensive and defensive heartbeat of the Lightning. He's also a proven performer—St. Louis led Tampa Bay with 15 assists during its run to the Cup in 2004.

Zdeno Chara

Boston Bruins

Granted, it's not too difficult for a 6'9", 255-pound defenseman to be a visible presence in the playoffs, but there is more to the game of the Bruins' 34-year-old captain than towering mismatches. In his 13th NHL season Chara is far and away the biggest, baddest, meanest blueliner in the league. And he has far more talent and skill than most people give him credit for.

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