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01-29-2013, 09:41 PM
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Why is DZ regarded as only a top-4 guy?

Last year he was #18 in scoring and #12 in +/-. There are 30 teams so there are 30 #1 defensemen. There are 16 #1 playoff team defensemen. His defense was also acceptable.

This year he's begun with a point per game performance in the first 6 games and his defense continued to improve. I think if he can keep this up and score 27 points in a shortened season, which would likely put him in the top 10 in defensemen scoring, a case can be made that he's a top pairing defenseman.

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