And finally the Hockey Fanatic’s poll of hockey fans concludes with a look at the the NHL centers of 2012. There are a number of great talents from various countries at the center position. Who do the fans think are the top NHL centermen for 2012? Perhaps it will be a Penguin or maybe a Ranger of one of the Boradstreet Bullies from 2012? Let’s take a look. For those of you who missed our previous posts, here is a look at the top 20 players by position as selected (in part) by hockey fans.
Top 20 NHL Centers 2012
- Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins
- Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
- Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers
- Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings
- Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks
- Pavel Datysuk – Detroit Red Wings
- Johnathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks
- Jamie Benn – Dallas Stars
- Brad Richards – New York Rangers
- Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks
- John Tavares – New York Islanders
- Jason Spezza – Ottawa Senators
- David Backes – St. Louis Blues
- Patrice Bergereon – Boston Bruins
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Edmonton Oilers
- Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks
- Matt Duchesne – Colorado Avalanche
- Mike Fisher – Nashville Predators
- Adam Henrique – New Jersey Devils
This was a tough list with some great players notably absent such as Vincent Lecavalier from the Lightning, Logan Couture from the Sharks, Nicklas Backstrom and Ryan Kessler from the Canucks all missing.
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