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Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy and a former Bruins defenseman Torey Krug don’t even make an honorable mention in a Top 10 American NHLers ranking.

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Please explain how Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy and his former teammate and St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug doesn’t even make an honorable mention for this Top 10 American NHLers ranking. Charlie McAvoy is viewed by many NHL insiders and his peers as one of the best young defensemen in the game and Krug is one of the highest-scoring defensemen in the NHL since 2014. Whoever did this ranking needs to pay more attention because Charlie McAvoy will be a Norris Trophy candidate within the next 2-3 years! (Sportsnet)

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Mike S

Nope, not yet. Question isn’t in the next 2-3 years as you stated… McAvoy finished 65th in point shares (15th American), and Krug 74th (16th American). Not worthy of top 10 American in my opinion… Whoever did this list “paid attention” enough to not include them, and rightfully so.

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