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List of defensive forwards between shorthened seasons

I'm interested in your rankings of forwards (1995 - 2013) whose defense > offense or at least are better known for their defense.
I'm not sure about exact definition, I'm thinking about list of players included Madden, Handzus, PJ Axelsson, Peca, Draper, Lehtinen.. not players like Dacjuk, Yzerman, Fedorov, Hossa, Alfredsson...

So first, I please to help with definition and second, create a list based on their overall abilities.

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Rob Niedermeyer-Sami Pahlsson-Travis Moen

Were amazing in 2006-07 Ducks Cup victory.

They were the "third" line but got tons of icetime. They ate up the Pizza Line of the Senators that had crushed the Eastern Conference. Alfredsson had to be switched off the line. Best I have ever seen a checking line play.

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Joel Otto (retired in 1998) and Guy Carbonneau (2000 retirement). Michal Pivonka who retired in '99 is described as "a top defensive forward."

Benoit Hogue (2002 retirement) was considered a great PKer. Kelly Buchberger (2004 retirement) wasn't bad. But I think the best guy not on your list would be Kevin Dineen (2003 retirement).

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It's funny that Lehtinen was a fantastic player, and a very good offensive player, considering he scored 30+ goals twice, for his defense to be ranked higher is quite an accomplishment. Plus he was a RW.

Bolland has had some good defensive runs in the playoffs as a shutdown guy, and has some pop. I always hated playing against Fiddler in Nashville, just a good checker with good hustle, all over the ice. For the Wings, definitely Helm is known for his defensive play, to the point where his loss this season was felt hard.

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Craig Conroy, Dallas Drake, Kirk Maltby, Mike Ricci, Niklas Sundstrom, Magnus Arvedson, Rob Zamuner, Doug Brown, Steve Rucchin, Todd Marchant, Mike Keane, Curtis Brown

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On the Devils

Dave Andreychuk
Bobby Holik
Randy McKay
John Madden
Doug Gilmour
Brian Rolston
Sergei Brylin

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Originally Posted by PhillyBluesFan View Post
On the Devils

Dave Andreychuk
Bobby Holik
Randy McKay
John Madden
Doug Gilmour
Brian Rolston
Sergei Brylin
Eh... More like:

John Madden
Doug Gilmour
Bobby Holik
Randy McKay
Brian Rolston
Sergei Brylin
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Someone
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Dave Andreychuk

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Bobby Holik
Doug Gilmour
Brian Rolston
These three all had some pretty strong offensive seasons during the requested period and were playing on the first line of multiple different teams. They don't fit the OP's request.

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Wes Walz always impressed me when I was watching Wild. He did a great job against Forsberg in the '03 playoffs.

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These three all had some pretty strong offensive seasons during the requested period and were playing on the first line of multiple different teams. They don't fit the OP's request.
Yes at a point in their careers but for the Devils they were Defense first players

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Yes at a point in their careers but for the Devils they were Defense first players
For the period included, so were Yzerman and Fedorov.

In fact, Fedorov was always a defense-first player.

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