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01-20-2013, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg View Post
All of these d-men have one thing in common - they played for the Vancouver Canucks at one point. I want to try to get some insight as to who was considered the best - not during their stint with Vancouver, but overall.

Mattias Ohlund
Ed Jovanovski
Paul Reinhart
Sami Salo
Alex Edler
Dan Hamhuis
Willie Mitchell
Dave Babych
Jyrki Lumme
Mathieu Schneider
Doug Lidster
Harold Snepsts
Jeff Brown

Top 5
Babych based on peak...Had wieght problems and was wildly inconsistent defensively but for his short two year peak in wpg/hfd best here.

Reinhart...a personal favorite because of his finesse style and gets the nod on Babych for career but not peak and not range of talents.

Now it gets tough
Lidster very solid underatted d man.....One of Keenan's corp later. Others on this list were flashier but he was solid.

Schneider...Peak he might be the second best d on this list. By my own logic, he should be in front of Lidster but he hung on too long......He was quite a good d with MTL and useful other places but did not age well.

Willie Mitchell solid underrated d man who can play both ways.

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