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.
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.