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Defenceman Rankings #5

View Poll Results: Defenceman Rankings #5
Alex Pietrangelo 35 35.00%
P.K. Subban 17 17.00%
Drew Doughty 13 13.00%
Kris Letang 17 17.00%
Oliver Ekman-Larsson 6 6.00%
Duncan Keith 9 9.00%
Tobias Enstrom 0 0%
Alexander Edler 1 1.00%
Kevin Shattenkirk 1 1.00%
Brent Seabrook 1 1.00%
Keith Yandle 0 0%
Ryan McDonagh 0 0%
Marc Staal 0 0%
Kimmo Timonen 0 0%
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04-04-2013, 05:49 PM
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Left my computer unattended, friend who's an MTL fan voted. Cancel the voting!

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And...you know....THIS year and stuff.

All you have to do is watch the two. He's better by a fair margin.

P.S. I just checked the stats....Seriously? Arguing top 5 D for a guy with 1 goal scored?
It's a statistical anomaly. Honestly - he has 85 shots this year. He has a 1% shooting percentage. That's just the way things go sometimes. I don't have a reason why - the puck just isn't going in the net for him this season. Anyway, Doughty's been playing the role of a mobile defensive defenseman this year with Mitchell and Greene out - and his partner for most of the season has been rookie Jake Muzzin.

Not to mention, as voted by HFBoards, the #4 defenseman has 3 goals. Big deal.

Doughty vs Pietrangelo head to head this year:

February 11 - Kings 4, Blues 1
Pietrangelo: 0 points, 2 shots, -3 in 27:47 minutes of ice time.
Doughty: 0 points, 3 shots, even in 28:04 minutes of ice time.

March 5 - Kings 6, Blues 4
Pietrangelo: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, even in 25:46 minutes of ice time.
Doughty: 0 goals, 2 assists, 4 shots, +2 in 27:46 minutes of ice time.

March 28 - Kings 4, Blues 2
Pietrangelo: 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 shot, -1 in 25:34 minutes of ice time.
Doughty: 0 goals, 0 assists, 1 shot, +2 in 26:43 minutes of ice time.

In three games so far this year, the only thing Pietrangelo has over Doughty is a goal. Doughty is a +4, Pietrangelo is a -4.

It isn't like Pietrangelo is lighting the world on fire this season. Neither player is having anything close to a Norris-caliber season offensively. If you wanted to make a case for someone being good offensively this season, talk to me about Subban, Karlsson (was), maybe even Markov or Yandle. But Pietrangelo? No. If this thread is strictly about this season, fine. Doughty definitely isn't top five offensively, but neither is Pietrangelo. But Pietrangelo's only accomplishment to date is finishing fourth in Norris voting... once. How does that make him a top-5 defenseman?

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04-04-2013, 07:23 PM
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Is Duncan Keith now the most underrated player on HF?
Agreed.

I'd take him over Letang or Pietrangelo. This guy was (arguably) the best Hawks player in the 2010 playoffs, and now almost fully returned to that form.

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