Backstrom (goalie) - If anything.. he's underrated. People discredit his performance due to playing in Minnesota's trap, don't see how he's overrated.
Phaneuf - With the amount of bashing and hate he gets on this board, you would think he is a bottom 4 AHL defenceman. In previous years, sure you could say he was overrated, right now.. not anymore. He had one bad year at 24 years old, where he was playing injured for half the year and he's trash? Don't think so.
Luongo - Great goalie, it isn't much of a stretch to call him the best goalie in the league, can't say he's that overrated.
Komisarek - Overrated, but he had a bad year, like everyone else on the Habs did, he will bounce back and live up to his hype.
Weber - My pick. He's a fine young defenceman, but I wouldn't even say he's the best defenceman on the team, it's pretty debateable that Ryan Suter is equal or better. He is often thought of being better than Markov, Keith and Bouwmeester just to name a few, and quite frankly in my own opinion he isn't. He's a top 12 defenceman, but in HF's poll he was rated as the 5th best defenceman in the league.
Kaberle - Underrated by the rest of the league, overrated by Leaf fans.
Lundqvist - Definitely not overrated.
Olli Jokinen - Wierd choice to be on the list.. he isn't overrated or underrated, in fact not many people even talk about him.
I wouldn't call any of these players overrated, so I will refrain from posting. Though Kaberle will probably win this poll due to the influx of Kaberle proposals, and the amount of hate for Kaberle (I'm not sure why) from other teams.
For the record, Shea Weber plays on a fringe playoff team, scored 23G-53pts from the blueline last season, QB'ed the PP, averaged close to 24min TOI a night, throws bone crushing hits and plays a very poised defensive game. All this at the age of 23! This guy is no doubt a Top 10 defenseman, and is certainly not out of the question to consider him Top 5.
Funny how people rate players soley based on their last season. Weber just had a career year, he must be great; Phaneuf sucked last season, he's the most overrated defenseman on the planet!
I would say it's the opposite. Phaneuf's reputation on this Boards is in the dumps right now, just like Bryan McCabe a few years back. If anything, he's actually underrated right now. I would take him on the Habs any day of the week (the player, not the salary).
Weber's friggin overrated right now. Scores like mad during the first quarter season and people forget he's still young and learning, and vote him as a top-5 defenseman in the league.