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NHL Insiders: 2015 All-Playoff team

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The 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs are in the books, with the Chicago Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup yet again. From the first round to the finals, teams left everything out on the ice to produce gripping series. Today, it's time to turn the focus to individual performances.

If you could build your own lineup for a Stanley Cup run, who would make the team? Our panel of Insider experts -- Craig Custance, Corey Pronman, Rob Vollman, Katie Strang and Matthew Coller -- select one center, two wingers, two defensemen, a goalie and a coach. See the final, ultimate lineup below, along with discussion from our panel.


Center: Sidney Crosby

Also receiving votes: Jonathan Toews (two)

Rob Vollman: Who better to take a team on a long playoff run than the world's best hockey player? With 118 points in 100 playoff games, Crosby is fifth among active players, giving him 1.18 points per game in a league where point-a-game players can be counted on a single hand. He is the rare player who can make virtually any team an instant contender.