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Where should Jonathan Toews rank among NHLs top centers?

Where should Jonathan Toews rank among NHLs top centers?
Published On: Wed, Aug 08
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) with the puck during the first period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Life comes at you fast sometimes.

It was not that long ago that the Chicago Blackhawks were the NHLa€™s most powerful team on the ice and their captain,A Jonathan Toews, was regarded as one of the best players in the league.

Perhaps even, in the opinion of some, theA bestA player in hockey and the one player that you should most want to build your franchise around for both tangible (two-way play, production) and intangible reasons (leadership, the fact the team always won and he was at the center of a lot of it). That status among the leaguea€™s elite seems to have taken quite a tumble. So much so that he is apparently no longer even considered one of the best players in the leagueA at his position, let alone overall.

Take, for example, this list of the top-20 centers from this the NHL Network this week that does not include Jonathan Toews.

Read the complete news article here...


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