D – Chris Pronger
Pronger may be a surprise since his time in Philadelphia was short. It was cut short due to a nasty hit that ended his career with a concussion. However, his time in Philly was well worth it.
During that magical run in 2010, Pronger was a machine. He averaged 29:03 of ice time. That means that at the age of 35 – when many players are considering hanging up their skates – he is playing roughly one half of the game every night. He almost single-handedly willed that team to a Stanley Cup win, despite the fact that they fell short. Had the Flyers won, he was a potential candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Pronger was the perfect combination of strength, skill, ability, and intimidation. Some would call him dirty. Others would say he was tough. However you want to label him, he was awesome.
Honorable Mentions: (Mark Howe, Radko Gudas, Dan McGillis, Luke Richardson, Eric Desjardins)