#10. Tim Thomas - There is part of everyone of us that wants to see this unlikeliest of hockey heroes go all the way this year.
#9. Alexander Ovechkin - He's young and has time on his side, but as good as he is ultimately he will need a Stanley Cup championship to cement his legacy.
#8. Sidney Crosby - See Ovechkin above. Plus after last year's great run come up just a little bit short, it would be nice to see the Pens get it this year.
#7. Paul Kariya - He's been around a long time now, and it would be a good end cap to a good career that has certainly quieted in late years. If he could somehow make it back from injury and lead the Blues to glory, what a great story that would be.
#6. Steve Mason - I know, he's just a rookie. But what a legendary story it would be to complete his amazing season by taking the upstart Blue Jackets all the way to the Stanley Cup!
#5. Dan Boyle - I know Danny Boyle has won the Cup before, but I really do not believe he gets the credit he should. If San Jose finally goes deep this year, he will be the reason why.
#4. Jermey Roenick - I've had a love-hate relationship with good ol' JR. But he's played long enough. 1363 regular season games plus 148 more in the playoffs, but no Cup...yet.
#3. Roberto Luongo - I want to see a goalie captain accept the Stanley Cup from Gary Bettman. And hey, I'm a Canucks fan at heart.
#2. Saku Koivu - After the cancer and all the years in Montreal, it would be nice to see Captain Koivu rewarded
#1. Jarome Iginla - I don't like the Flames, but I do, like everyone else, love Jarome Iginla. If he does not get a Stanley Cup in his career, you could make a good argument that is the best player without that championship ring. I hope he gets it and with the Flames.