.. whos been your most reliable, shut down defensive pairing..?
mine.. easliy.. Green + Burns
I've had Ehrhoff-Myers kill it for me since day one... Sort of an obvious pairing but they are so consistent I'm having trouble breaking them up. I also just pulled Phanuf in a pack (Best card I've pulled in 10-15 packs) and have him paired with Seabrook. Dion is pretty amazing actually 2 goals and 4 assists in 8 games but I find that for a shut down pairing probably not the way to go. I've hear SOTW Chara is the best player in the game so him and anyone would probably be a wise choice if you can afford it.
Wish I could pull a sick SOTW in a pack. I did last year with Winter Classic Stamkos came out. That thing got me like 400k pucks (in trade value) and I had so many pucks by the end of the 12 campaign that I got bored and started wasting them
SOTW max pac has been awesome for me, total horse.. he's a big dude that stands in front an jus taps em in all game long.. really tuff to push off the puck.. highly recommend picking him up.. got mine for 65K in an auction
I would seriously love him on my team if he wasnt a dirty Hab haha
And SOTW Chara and SOTW Streit is my best pairing
Streit is an underrated hitter in the actual NHL, but isnt great at hitting in this game even in SOTW form, but Chara is just a monster.
Put SOTW Chara with a CHL D-man and you will have an elite shutdown pairing haha
Kulikov and Shattenkirk have been awesome too. Kuli injured two dudes in one game
Picked up SOTW Hamhuis this week. I haven't tried him out yet but he's got Phaneuf's stats with +4 CHK and +4 SKT. It was either SOTW Hamhuis or Phaneuf so I decided to spend a little more for Hamhuis (plus Phaneuf's have gone up like 10K since last week).
My new D pairings:
The only other thing I'd like to do is pick up Jack Johnson to pair with EJ but I'm thinking I'll wait until the prices come down a little. Other than that, my D is set until I find somebody better I want in there. If there's ever a SOTW Burns, I'll be grabbing one for sure