Patrice Bergeron - A+ - This was a no brainer. He has absolutely dominated when he's been on the ice. You can see that he has pro experience in the way he plays the game. Great vision, sweet hands, nice playmaker, and has had a very physical element. He's been everything I expected and more. Sidney Crosby - B - I may get some flack from people on this one but I haven't been overly impressed with him. You can see the skill level, and a surprising physical element, but he hasn't dominated like I expected. Aside from the powerplay, he's been relatively ineffective. I have no doubts that will change in the playoff round. Corey Perry - B - If Perry had better wheels, it would be scary to imagine what he could do on the ice. Great hands, good vision, hard and accurate shot and great hockey sense. He really controls the play when he's on the ice. Only drawback is his skating. Jeff Carter - A - Has been dominant when he's on the ice, but hasn't put up the big numbers many expected. He is definitely justifying the Flyers taking him so early in the draft. He's got all the tools and he's showing that. A man among boys out there. Andrew Ladd - C - Nothing special to this point. Last game was better but with little on the line. Solid forechecker, has some skills but hasn't put it all together yet. On another Canadian team, I think he would be more noticeable as a scorer. Ryan Getzlaf - C - Another one that I will probably get some opposition too. I just haven't been impressed with Getzlaf. Big kid, but doesn't use his size to his advantage. Big league shot and release, but hasn't scored consistently. The big problem I've seen with Getzlaf is his decision making. He seems to make poor decisions on the ice. Nigel Dawes - C - Disappointed in Dawes' play to this point. Great wheels, nice hands, but looks to be out of place if he isn't scoring goals. One dimensional player to this point. Seems like he needs top line minutes to be effective, like last year. Mike Richards - A - What else can you say about him. He's not the big scorer this year, but he's doing everything else. Physical, PK, great leader, energy guy, and has shown up on the scoresheet as well. Anthony Stewart - C - Another guy that I expected to absolutely dominate but it hasn't happened. All the skills are there but he's lacking something. Not sure what it is. Maybe he just needs to be motivated with some better competition. Stephen Dixon - B - Nothing flashy, but solid. He's done what he has been asked to do and has done it well. Solid on the PK and the forecheck. Energy player to a T. Clarke Macarthur - A - Arguably the top Canadian forward to this point. He's been very solid at both ends of the ice and has shown a scoring touch that many probably didn't think he had. He's made a believer out of me. Colin Fraser - A/B - I was unsure where to slot Fraser. I was one that was questioning this decision to take Fraser until I thought about the fact that he is Sutter's captain. And now seeing him on the ice, I can see why he's there. Very solid at both ends of the ice and has put up some offence. Nice player. Jeremy Colliton - INC. - It's too bad Colliton has been hurt. I was really looking forward to seeing what he could do with scoring line ice time. I've liked his development this year and I think he would have worked well with Crosby and Bergeron.