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Detroit’s Top Trio

from Craig Custance of The Athletic,

It’s a concept that was coined by former Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi when the Kings were at the peak of their power during the middle of the last decade. He called the trio of Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick the Kings’ microcore. The theory was pretty simple: Teams that build around high-end players at those three positions – No. 1 center, No. 1 defenseman and goaltender – should be in pretty darn good position to challenge for a Stanley Cup....

To get a sense of how each NHL team’s microcore stacks up, each team’s microcore was identified and presented to a panel from inside the hockey world to rate each one on a scale of 1-100.