BEST LIGHTNING PLAYER

Martin St. Louis

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Brad Richards was MVP of the playoffs, Khabibulin was a monster in goal, and Lecavalier is the franchise´s golden boy, but St. Louis won over our hearts. The 5-foot-9-inch right wing — pint-size for the NHL — led the league in scoring and also bagged the regular season MVP trophy. He´s, uh, lightning fast, highly deceptive, relentless and fearless. We loved his scruffy playoff look, the bed-head and splotchy beard. The little dude was all business, and the fans loved him.

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