HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk > Polls - (hockey-related only)

Top 20 Defensive Defensemen - #15

View Poll Results: Top 20 Defensive Defensemen - #15
Victor Hedman 9 14.06%
Francois Beauchemin 8 12.50%
Jay Bouwmeester 5 7.81%
Zach Bogosian 1 1.56%
Jason Garrison 2 3.13%
Karl Alzner 9 14.06%
Josh Gorges 0 0%
Rob Scuderi 1 1.56%
Brooks Orpik 0 0%
Travis Hamonic 1 1.56%
Marc Methot 2 3.13%
Ladislav Smid 1 1.56%
Zbynek Michalek 1 1.56%
Braydon Coburn 0 0%
Erik Johnson 2 3.13%
Kevin Klein 0 0%
Erik Karlsson 1 1.56%
P.K. Subban 5 7.81%
Andy Greene 1 1.56%
Jonathan Ericsson 2 3.13%
Paul Martin 0 0%
Luke Schenn 1 1.56%
Niklas Hjalmarsson 3 4.69%
Dion Phaneuf 3 4.69%
Kimmo Timonen 1 1.56%
Niklas Kronwall 4 6.25%
Justin Faulk 0 0%
Barret Jackman 0 0%
Tim Gleason 1 1.56%
Kris Letang 0 0%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-25-2013, 01:16 AM
  #1
g3ryder
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: California
Posts: 418
vCash: 500
Top 20 Defensive Defensemen - #15

1) Zdeno Chara - Boston Bruins
2) Shea Weber - Nashville Predators
3) Ryan Suter - Minnesota Wild
4) Drew Doughty - Los Angeles Kings
5) Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis Blues
6) Ryan McDonagh - New York Rangers
7) Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks
8) Dan Hamhuis - Vancouver Canucks
9) Marc-Edouard Vlasic - San Jose Sharks
10) Marc Staal - New York Rangers
11) (tie) Brent Seabrook - Chicago Blackhawks & Dennis Seidenberg - Boston Bruins
13) Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Phoenix Coyotes
14) Dan Girardi - New York Rangers


Who do you consider to be the best defenseman, purely in terms of defensive ability?

PLEASE IGNORE OFFENSIVE ABILITY

g3ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 01:38 AM
  #2
John McClane
Registered User
 
John McClane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,201
vCash: 287
Am I the only one who finds it strange that the Norris winner hasn't made the top 15 yet?

John McClane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 07:58 AM
  #3
WildcatMapleLeafs28
Registered User
 
WildcatMapleLeafs28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlantic Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,842
vCash: 500
Karl Alzner

WildcatMapleLeafs28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 10:06 AM
  #4
HarrisonFord
He's baaaaaack
 
HarrisonFord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,748
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by John McClane View Post
Am I the only one who finds it strange that the Norris winner hasn't made the top 15 yet?
No, because he doesn't play good defense hence why the Norris is a joke

HarrisonFord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 10:08 AM
  #5
DoctrSteveBrule
BrooksOrpeck
 
DoctrSteveBrule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,748
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarrisonFord View Post
No, because he doesn't play good defense hence why the Norris is a joke
the selke is a joke then too because its not given to the forward with the best offense?

DoctrSteveBrule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 10:16 AM
  #6
SirPaste
Registered User
 
SirPaste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: STL
Posts: 6,642
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctrSteveBrule View Post
the selke is a joke then too because its not given to the forward with the best offense?
Yea, pretty much

SirPaste is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 11:44 AM
  #7
TheJuxtaposer
#Shorks
 
TheJuxtaposer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 26,221
vCash: 567
How on god's green earth foes Kronwall have 3 votes?

And how on god's green earth did Girardi beat Hedman and Alzner?

TheJuxtaposer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 11:47 AM
  #8
Blaaah
Registered User
 
Blaaah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 615
vCash: 740
This list is an absolute joke.

Blaaah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 12:01 PM
  #9
MastuhNinks
Registered User
 
MastuhNinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Iron Throne
Posts: 4,307
vCash: 500
Dion Phaneuf

What has Hedman done to warrant having so many votes?

MastuhNinks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 12:01 PM
  #10
Bankerguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 642
vCash: 633
Advanced stats say Garrison here!

Bankerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 12:02 PM
  #11
LatvianTwist
Global Moderator
 
LatvianTwist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston
Country: Tibet
Posts: 17,899
vCash: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaaah View Post
This list is an absolute joke.
Yup. Hedman and Alzner are both easily top 10.

LatvianTwist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 02:23 PM
  #12
Fitzy
All Is Well
 
Fitzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19,901
vCash: 50
Tim Gleason surprises me every time I see him with how good he is defensively.

Fitzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 02:37 PM
  #13
Machinehead
Brauch und Stolz
 
Machinehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New York New York
Country: Germany
Posts: 33,328
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by John McClane View Post
Am I the only one who finds it strange that the Norris winner hasn't made the top 15 yet?
I do. I voted for him. Every bit as good defensively as he his offensively. There's a reason he won the Norris.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
And how on god's green earth did Girardi beat Hedman and Alzner?
Don't get me started on Girardi

__________________


DEUTSCHLANDWELTMEISTER2014
Machinehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 02:40 PM
  #14
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,641
vCash: 500
Lol oh my God. How has Beauchemin not been picked? I don't want to sound like a homer, but if we're going off of last year, Beauch is top 5.

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 02:43 PM
  #15
Leidi J
Registered User
 
Leidi J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grd Rapids, Michigan
Country: United States
Posts: 3,857
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelDuck View Post
Lol oh my God. How has Beauchemin not been picked? I don't want to sound like a homer, but if we're going off of last year, Beauch is top 5.
Not just going off of last year. I'm assuming it means who is the best right now currently/going forward. But I would assume most would take entire body of work/career into account.

Leidi J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:05 PM
  #16
Flair Hay
Registered User
 
Flair Hay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,037
vCash: 155
I went with ScuderiI but Alzner would have been my 2nd. Hedman is pretty good too maybe I wasn't paying enough attention as many have him over the two I thought of.

Flair Hay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 05:23 PM
  #17
Zoidberg Jesus
Trotzkyist
 
Zoidberg Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ann Arbor
Country: United States
Posts: 2,746
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
How on god's green earth foes Kronwall have 3 votes?

And how on god's green earth did Girardi beat Hedman and Alzner?
I think a lot of people lump hitting and general physicality in with defensive play. At the very least, guys like Seidenberg and Girardi are a lot more visible than the Alzner and Vlasic types because of it.

Zoidberg Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 05:49 PM
  #18
Duffman955
Registered User
 
Duffman955's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,716
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
Yup. Hedman and Alzner are both easily top 10.
And yet they struggle to shut down **** while their team lets in **** tons of goals.

Duffman955 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.