Who Does Your Team Take With the #1 Pick?
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02-02-2013, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by
Faidh ar Rud Eigin
I disagree, number one defensemen are harder to find, especially one's of Jones caliber. Only Weber, Doughty and Pietrangelo compare to his all around game.
First line centers in the NHL:
That's 16 first line centers I count, and to be honest you can consider this a conservative list, I'm leaving out a lot of players people would consider a first line center (Mike Ribeiro, Ryan Getzalf, Logan Couture, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, David Backes, Mikko Koivu, Patrick Elias etc).
Now let's count number one defensemen:
A similarly conservative list, I count only 9 number one defensemen. Like the first line forward list, I leave out a lot of fringe ones, like Streit, Edler, McDonagh, Markov, Erik Johnson, Boyle, and Enstrom.
Brian Campbell is an excellent player, but he's not a #1 Dman. He's a top pairing guy, but he's not a #1.
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