By Harry Allison

Say what you will about the NHL Network (actually I have come up empty on that score), but it’s trying to gin up interest in the niche sport during the summer.

So, here’s a list they have come up with:

NHL Network’s Top 20 Wings Right Now, 1-20:

  1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
  3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
  4. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
  5. Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs
  6. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
  7. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
  8. Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
  9. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche
  10. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
  11. Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets
  12. CLAUDE GIROUX, FLYERS
  13. Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights
  14. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
  15. Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
  16. Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers
  17. Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames
  18. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
  19. Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets
  20. Phil Kessel, Arizona Coyotes