HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
National Hockey League Talk Discuss NHL players, teams, games, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Does Anaheim have the worst defense in the league?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-25-2013, 04:09 PM
  #1
illpucks
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 7,460
vCash: 500
Does Anaheim have the worst defense in the league?

According to HF?

I'm a ducks fan and our best defensemen, Fowler and Beauchemin, are not on the top 10, 20, or 50 of any list ranking defensemen. If they are the best on the Ducks, and they don't even make any list, the others must be considered really bad here.

I'm just wondering if posters in general here think the Ducks have the worst defense in the league?

illpucks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:17 PM
  #2
Machinehead
Moderator
1st pair Boyle
 
Machinehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Land of no Defense
Country: United States
Posts: 47,400
vCash: 50
The Ducks have a great defense. Ther individuals not being considered elite doesnt count against the unit as a whole. And I agree that Beau should get more consideration in the best defensive thread, but still people know the Ducks have a good team.

__________________

Click here for Brassard Party
Machinehead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:17 PM
  #3
JayKing
Go Habs Go
 
JayKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,836
vCash: 135
Oilers, Hurricanes, Lightning & Avalanche come to my mind before the Ducks. There's probably more.

JayKing is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:18 PM
  #4
Turrican*
Not a homer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Stabmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,960
vCash: 500
Uhhh hello?


Turrican* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:19 PM
  #5
Prairie Habs
Registered User
 
Prairie Habs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,013
vCash: 500
I'd say EDM or COL

Prairie Habs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:21 PM
  #6
danyhabsfan
Registered User
 
danyhabsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,774
vCash: 500
Colorado comes to mind.


I dont think you can put Anaheim as one of the worst defence in the league when they were 3rd in standings in the NHL.

Edit: Maybe Calgary (without Bouwmeester it doesnt look good on paper)


Last edited by danyhabsfan: 06-25-2013 at 04:27 PM.
danyhabsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:30 PM
  #7
Mansfield
possession obsession
 
Mansfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,263
vCash: 500
on paper the ducks d is pretty uninspiring. but they play well where it matters, the scoresheet.

No AINEC

Mansfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:33 PM
  #8
Macch
Registered User
 
Macch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,479
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by illpucks View Post
According to HF?

I'm a ducks fan and our best defensemen, Fowler and Beauchemin, are not on the top 10, 20, or 50 of any list ranking defensemen. If they are the best on the Ducks, and they don't even make any list, the others must be considered really bad here.

I'm just wondering if posters in general here think the Ducks have the worst defense in the league?


There is your problem.


Ducks are no where near the bottom.

Macch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:36 PM
  #9
Beats By CoRD
Shoeless Hudler
 
Beats By CoRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: @HawnzDynasty
Country: Canada
Posts: 18,067
vCash: 50
Surprised Calgary hasn't been mentioned yet.

Giordano is our best d-man. And he played like crap last year.

__________________

HawnzDynastyProductions.com
Beats By CoRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:38 PM
  #10
Alvvays
I know u u cant sing
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Listening to music
Country: United States
Posts: 60,584
vCash: 50
Colorado had 6 replacement level players on their blueline at one point.

Alvvays is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:38 PM
  #11
Kershaw
 
Kershaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Country:
Posts: 25,519
vCash: 500
Colorado AINEC. They have legitimately no good defensemen.

Kershaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:41 PM
  #12
Turrican*
Not a homer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Stabmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,960
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Colorado AINEC. They have legitimately no good defensemen.
1st overall that was worth Shattenkirk/Stewart says otherwise.

Turrican* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:42 PM
  #13
Boba Fettuccine
Pastafarian
 
Boba Fettuccine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Location,Location
Posts: 29,116
vCash: 69
The Oilers is the worst by a lot. It's hard to believe that Colton Teubert is too bad to make that team

Boba Fettuccine is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:45 PM
  #14
Turrican*
Not a homer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Stabmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,960
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Dingo View Post
The Oilers is the worst by a lot. It's hard to believe that Colton Teubert is too bad to make that team
Teubert is really really bad though... When Corey Potter plays better than you, you are barely an AHL'er.

Turrican* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:45 PM
  #15
OilerTyler
Fire MacT!
 
OilerTyler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,663
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turrican View Post
Uhhh hello?

In a perfect world Corey Potter would be no where near the Oilers roster.

One of the worst defencemen in the NHL for sure.

OilerTyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 04:47 PM
  #16
Rangers Fail
free james sheppard
 
Rangers Fail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 24,705
vCash: 500
Nope, Colorado and Calgary are definately ahead. Maybe Tampa and Florida.

Rangers Fail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 05:24 PM
  #17
PAZ
.
 
PAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,557
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turrican View Post
1st overall that was worth Shattenkirk/Stewart says otherwise.
You realize the / means either/or, not the combination, right?

PAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 05:25 PM
  #18
TOML
Registered User
 
TOML's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walnut Grove
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,542
vCash: 500
Beauchemin just had a hell of a year. But he shouldn't be your best guy.

TOML is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 05:40 PM
  #19
dss97
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 601
vCash: 500
The Avs have the worst defense in the NHL. The next tier of bad includes the Oilers, Flames, and Lightning.

dss97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 08:47 PM
  #20
Dutchy
Registered User
 
Dutchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Montréal, Québec, Ca
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 3,511
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to Dutchy
While on the subject of Anaheim defensemen, does Vatanen start the season with the Ducks?

Dutchy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 09:17 PM
  #21
Elever
Hth
 
Elever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,579
vCash: 500
The team leaning towards a fwd with their first pick HAD the worst defence....next year is always different.

Elever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 09:22 PM
  #22
Paul4587
Registered User
 
Paul4587's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 16,345
vCash: 500
You're a Ducks fan and you're asking this question? Do we have a great defense - no but it's certainly among the top half in the NHL.

With no changes in the offseason this is what we have next season:

Beauchemin is a great #2 guy - he played like a #1 guy last season but it's unknown if he can sustain his offensive play and be considered a #1 guy going forward.

Fowler is already a good #2-3 guy - he took massive steps forward in terms of defensive play last season and while he did not produce much he generated a lot of chances. He did struggle quite a bit after returning from his concussion but he did take steps forward last season.

Souray when healthy is a good #4 guy who can play heavier minutes if needed but it will wear him down over the course of the season.

Allen is a good #5 guy who has limitations but by the end of the year looked good for us.

Sbisa has potential but is still a third pairing guy at this point. He struggled last year and his hockey IQ is a bit lacking but when he plays within his abilities he's shown he can be a good #4-5 guy.

Vatanen will likely take the 6th spot - he should be fine playing on the 1st PP unit and sheltered 5 on 5 minutes.

There are far worse defense groups going into next season than ours. We could definitely use another top 4 defenseman (preferably a top pairing guy) but so could most teams in the NHL.

Paul4587 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 09:26 PM
  #23
KyleBailey12
Registered User
 
KyleBailey12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 1,796
vCash: 500
Avs, Lightning and Oil come to mind before the Ducks.

KyleBailey12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 09:36 PM
  #24
sully1410
#VinegarStrokes
 
sully1410's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Calgary, Alta.
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,020
vCash: 72
Philly comes to mind. Not bad on paper...just bad this year lol

sully1410 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-25-2013, 09:41 PM
  #25
Ed Wood
Registered User
 
Ed Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,154
vCash: 500
Beauchemin finished in the top five for the Norris Trophy. Anaheim has a defense that Edmonton, Calgary and Colorado can only dream about.

Ed Wood 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 12:44 AM.

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

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2015 All Rights Reserved.