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g3ryder 06-25-2013 02:16 AM

Top 20 Defensive Defensemen - #15
 
1) Zdeno Chara - Boston Bruins
2) Shea Weber - Nashville Predators
3) Ryan Suter - Minnesota Wild
4) Drew Doughty - Los Angeles Kings
5) Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis Blues
6) Ryan McDonagh - New York Rangers
7) Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks
8) Dan Hamhuis - Vancouver Canucks
9) Marc-Edouard Vlasic - San Jose Sharks
10) Marc Staal - New York Rangers
11) (tie) Brent Seabrook - Chicago Blackhawks & Dennis Seidenberg - Boston Bruins
13) Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Phoenix Coyotes
14) Dan Girardi - New York Rangers


Who do you consider to be the best defenseman, purely in terms of defensive ability?

PLEASE IGNORE OFFENSIVE ABILITY

John McClane 06-25-2013 02:38 AM

Am I the only one who finds it strange that the Norris winner hasn't made the top 15 yet?

WildcatMapleLeafs28 06-25-2013 08:58 AM

Karl Alzner

HarrisonFord 06-25-2013 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John McClane (Post 67951201)
Am I the only one who finds it strange that the Norris winner hasn't made the top 15 yet?

No, because he doesn't play good defense :laugh: hence why the Norris is a joke

DoctrSteveBrule 06-25-2013 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by HarrisonFord (Post 67960565)
No, because he doesn't play good defense :laugh: hence why the Norris is a joke

:laugh: the selke is a joke then too because its not given to the forward with the best offense?

SirPaste 06-25-2013 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctrSteveBrule (Post 67960667)
:laugh: the selke is a joke then too because its not given to the forward with the best offense?

Yea, pretty much

TheJuxtaposer 06-25-2013 12:44 PM

How on god's green earth foes Kronwall have 3 votes? :laugh:

And how on god's green earth did Girardi beat Hedman and Alzner? :shakehead

MR28 06-25-2013 12:47 PM

This list is an absolute joke.

MastuhNinks 06-25-2013 01:01 PM

Dion Phaneuf

What has Hedman done to warrant having so many votes?

Bankerguy 06-25-2013 01:01 PM

Advanced stats say Garrison here!

LatvianTwist 06-25-2013 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaaah (Post 67966765)
This list is an absolute joke.

Yup. Hedman and Alzner are both easily top 10.

Fitzy 06-25-2013 03:23 PM

Tim Gleason surprises me every time I see him with how good he is defensively.

Machinehead 06-25-2013 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John McClane (Post 67951201)
Am I the only one who finds it strange that the Norris winner hasn't made the top 15 yet?

I do. I voted for him. Every bit as good defensively as he his offensively. There's a reason he won the Norris.

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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer (Post 67966547)
And how on god's green earth did Girardi beat Hedman and Alzner? :shakehead

Don't get me started on Girardi :laugh:

AngelDuck 06-25-2013 03:40 PM

Lol oh my God. How has Beauchemin not been picked? I don't want to sound like a homer, but if we're going off of last year, Beauch is top 5.

Leidi J 06-25-2013 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by AngelDuck (Post 67979335)
Lol oh my God. How has Beauchemin not been picked? I don't want to sound like a homer, but if we're going off of last year, Beauch is top 5.

Not just going off of last year. I'm assuming it means who is the best right now currently/going forward. But I would assume most would take entire body of work/career into account.

Flair Hay 06-25-2013 05:05 PM

I went with ScuderiI but Alzner would have been my 2nd. Hedman is pretty good too maybe I wasn't paying enough attention as many have him over the two I thought of.

Zoidberg Jesus 06-25-2013 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer (Post 67966547)
How on god's green earth foes Kronwall have 3 votes? :laugh:

And how on god's green earth did Girardi beat Hedman and Alzner? :shakehead

I think a lot of people lump hitting and general physicality in with defensive play. At the very least, guys like Seidenberg and Girardi are a lot more visible than the Alzner and Vlasic types because of it.

Duffman955 06-25-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by LatvianTwist (Post 67967655)
Yup. Hedman and Alzner are both easily top 10.

And yet they struggle to shut down **** while their team lets in **** tons of goals.


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