Every league has those players. The ones who are happy with their salary, and don’t seem to care about how they perform, and how successful their team is. There’s the players that got the big-dollar contracts and never lived up to expectations, and the ones who are well-liked despite stats that aren’t so impressive. Here are the top five overrated players in the NHL’s Central Division today.
Before you read, take a look at our list of the Top Five Underrated Central Division Players.
Sep 21, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Dallas Stars centerTyler Seguin
(91) takes a shot against the St. Louis Blues during the first period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
#5: Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin is looking to turn over a new leaf in the Lone Star State, after Boston left him high and dry following their loss in the Stanley Cup Finals. The former 2nd overall draft pick had a standout rookie season, contributing throughout the regular season and the playoffs, and winning the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins. His 2011-12 campaign turned out to be even better, with 67 points in a full regular season, playing on the Bruins’ second line. His great run hit a slide in the post-season that year, as he fell short of GM Peter Chiarelli’s expectations, managing 3 points. Seguin reloaded in Switzerland during the 2012-13 lockout, and hit the ice ready to redeem himself when the season finally got underway. His +23 and 32 points were right on target, until the playoffs, once again, where Seguin put up a measly goal in 22 games. Boston had seen enough of the 21-year old, and shipped him to the Dallas Stars, where he will make his debut next week. Seguin experienced this playoff letdown all in the first year of his 6-season contract, one that will cost Dallas a hefty sum near $6 million in cap space. Seguin will help revive the struggling Stars find their way in 2013-14, but will need to perform in the playoffs before his trade is called a success.