NHL players who are making the leap this season

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The current NHL is full of superstars covering multiple generations. You have future Hall of Famers in Joe Thornton and Roberto Luongo still hanging on and making an impact in San Jose and Florida respectively, with Thornton still trying to break through and get a Stanley Cup. You still have the established all-time greats like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin at the top of the league. Then you have the young generation of superstars, led by Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Jack Eichel and Nikita Kucherov, starting to climb. And they are not the only young players worth watching or who are taking big steps this season. Here we take a look at 15 players in the NHL who are making a leap forward this season. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning - As if the Lightning needed another All-Star-level player on their roster, Brayden Point has emerged this season as one of the team's most dominant offensive forwards and has taken a massive leap forward in his development. During his first two years in the l

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