Who has the best top 6 D in the league?
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09-22-2006, 07:21 PM
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He hasn't played especially well in their preseason games, has he?
Regardless, he's had one good year in his career playing with Scott Niedermayer, I don't think you can give him all too much credit. I think he's a "wait and see" kind of situation.
Pronger and Niedermayer are obviously elite but O'Donnell is not made for the new NHL, Vishnevski was shipped out, and Beauchemin is a good defenseman who still has to prove last year wasn't a fluke.
Back to the topic at hand, if you make the assumption that every player in the league is completely healthy for 82 games, only a few teams with better 1-6 (or 7) depth come to mind: Calgary, Buffalo, and Phoenix, maybe Vancouver as well.
The same comment I always make when someone brings this up is to remember how many cups St. Louis won with Pronger and MacInnis.
How did Niedermayer and Stevens do?
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