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02-27-2013, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Pitkanen is one of several defenseman who is a #1 by virtue of the size of the league.
Though he'd be considered the Canes' #1 by virtue of his ESTOI, I don't see him as a league-wide #1. To me, he'd have to play more regularly against opponent's top lines and be more of a fixture on the PK to be considered a #1.

I'm not a subscriber obviously to the school of thought that there are 30 #1 Dmen in the league.

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