LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22: Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings arrives at the 2011 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort June 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
- Erik Cole makes it back to the list for the third time as did Dustin Brown. Cole is aging but effective and may have one more of these seasons left in the tank for the Canadiens. Brown is at the very top of the second-tier of players of this type.
- Mike Richards fell off of the list after making it three straight years. With Richards and Brown together in Los Angeles, I'd expect him to find his way back to the list next season.
- The five year standings: * indicates consecutive running years on the list
Alexander Ovechkin 5 ***** Dustin Brown 3 * Erik Cole 3 * Mike Richards 3 Ryan Malone 3 Shane Doan 3 Bobby Ryan 2 ** Brenden Morrow 2 * Chris Kunitz 2 * David Backes 2 * Devin Setoguchi 2 * Ryane Clowe 2 * James Neal 2 Mike Fisher 2 Ryan Getzlaf 2 Blake Comeau 1 * Brandon Dubinsky 1 * Danny Cleary 1 * Jamie Benn 1 * Johan Franzen 1 * Milan Lucic 1 * Ryan Kesler 1 * Alexei Ponikarovsky 1 Andrei Kostitsyn 1 Chuck Kobasew 1 David Booth 1 Guillaume Latendresse 1 Jonathan Cheechoo 1 Michael Ryder 1 Rick Nash 1 Rod Brind'Amour 1 Steve Ott 1 Tuomo Ruutu 1
Follow the link. Good article on power forwards by the numbers since the lock-out.