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NHL's best defensive defensemen (Robidas 4th, Grossman 11th)

James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail has done some number-crunching to rank defensive effectiveness over the first half to the season, two Stars end up in his top 30 - Grossman at 11th and Robidas at 4th.

I'm not quite sure how he weights each category, but it's fun to see this team's performances put into some league-wide context.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1867013/

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James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail has done some number-crunching to rank defensive effectiveness over the first half to the season, two Stars end up in his top 30 - Grossman at 11th and Robidas at 4th.

I'm not quite sure how he weights each category, but it's fun to see this team's performances put into some league-wide context.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1867013/
its interesting how many defensemen id categorize as average to below average are on that list

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Me too. I think the lesson I take from that is you don't always notice the positive things defensemen do in their own end. They stand out positively for offensive contributions and negatively in both ends of the rink if they screw up, but it's a lot hard to to see good, solid defense.

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Me too. I think the lesson I take from that is you don't always notice the positive things defensemen do in their own end. They stand out positively for offensive contributions and negatively in both ends of the rink if they screw up, but it's a lot hard to to see good, solid defense.
well thts what you take from it. What i take from it is even the most thorough start calculations aren't nearly as telling as watching players play.

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