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08-01-2012, 09:54 AM
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Top of my head...
Rangers and the blues are the only definites I can think of. Boston, Nashville and
seem to play better defensively as a group.
Last year Minnesota wasn't even close (possibly team defence, but I don't even agree on that). This year...let's wait until Suter plays a game before annointing them as a top 5 defensive core (I think with Suter they may scratch top 10, but they still have issues for sure).
Canucks defence is somewhere around 5th to 8th best in the league IMO. Far from perfect, and definitely lacking that elite defenceman, but Edler is in the next group after the few elite, and his development is the best shot the Canucks have of getting one of those elite defencemen.
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