This is the third of a four-part series by the Puck Drunk Love staff examining the league's most overrated and underrated players. To come to these conclusions, the staff put their heads together and came up with a list based mostly, but not entirely, on the following criteria: salary, how production affected expectations, fan and media attention, effectiveness of teammates and draft position. Why are we only covering nine players instead of the traditional 10? Because 10 is overrated and nine is underrated. Deal with it. Got a problem with our list? Tell us who we missed in the comments.
We've looked at the Eastern Conference's nine most underrated and overrated players here at Puck Drunk Love. Now it's time to go West to check out some of the most underrated players in the Western Conference. If you're a fan of a Western Conference team, it's easy to be tempted and say that the whole conference is underrated except for the Chicago Blackhawks. While that'd be a quick and easy column to write, there are some guys who are more underrated than others.