By: Mike Asti and Alex Wiederspiel
There’s nothing like the future, and for franchises, they always place great value on top young players–even if it comes at the expense of all-star veteran players. Over the coming months, you’ll hear the BDL crew dissect the best twenty five players who are under the age of twenty five in the four major sports–football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. The only requirement is that the player has to be 25 or under–they can’t be turning 26 this year. It’s all the players who were born in 1986 or later.
The road will be long and difficult, because in every sport there are a plethora of fantastic young players. You may know the obvious players like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. But what about lesser known guys like Marc Staal, Michael Grabner, or Tyler Seguin? These lists will highlight players you may already know, and some of the ones who haven’t quite made their mark yet, but are waiting in the wings. Read more