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09-20-2012, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 14s incisor View Post
Really? I'm aware Hamhuis and Bieksa play against the other teams top forwards, but isn't it the Sedins (who Edler plays with much of the time) who face the other team's top pairing?

Wouldn't that mean Edler faces the tougher defensive competition?
Top defensemen are usually matched up against top forwards, but that doesn't mean they'll also face the other teams' top defensemen. Matchups are D-F oriented rather than D-D or D-everyone else

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