The Metro Best

Henrik Lundqvist will be seeing familiar foe Sidney Crosby in the first round.  Getty Images

Henrik Lundqvist and Sidney Crosby are two of the Metro’s headliners. 
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Who are the Metro Best? It’s a fun topic to debate for puckers. By position, the division boasts plenty of talent. There are usual suspects Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, John Tavares and Alex Ovechkin headlining the crop of forwards. Henrik Lundqvist and Cory Schneider are the best netminders. The blueline is led by Ryan McDonagh and Kris Letang.

How do they stack up? That’s up for debate. It’s time to look at the Metropolitan’s best. In what should be a ultra competitive division, we’ll breakdown the top 10 at each position. There are sure to be some oversights. But what better way to heat up a healthy hockey discussion in the summer.

In the next post, we’ll start at center and work our way around.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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