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09-02-2011, 06:19 PM
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Physical Offensive Defensemen

We hear about physical defensive defensemen and smooth-skating offensive defensemen all the time, but it seems that the physical offensive defensemen is a bit rare.

Now, I'm a Kings fan, so naturally I dislike Blake, but I can still acknowledge that he was good. He wasn't Scott Stevens, but he was a fearsome hitter, he wasn't Ray Bourque, but he was an accomplished scoring defenseman, and he wasn't focused on for his defense.





I'm trying to think of defensemen that currently fit this mold.

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wiz but hes not to good

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Shea Weber is probably the closest fit. imo.

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Phaneuf earlier in his career none that I can think of now.

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Phaneuf and Weber perfectly describes the thread title.

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There are a few of them out there.

Phaneuf
Bieksa
Subban
Jovanovksi
Giordano
Souray
McCabe
Weber
J.Johnson

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I think Doughty should be included in this, too.






Don't worry, Downie was perfectly fine after this nice dive.












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Weber and early-career Phaneuf are who I was thinking of when I was typing the OP.

I'm hoping Doughty gets there too. There were times when he was absolutely physically dominant through several games last year.

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There are a few of them out there.

Phaneuf
Bieksa
Subban
Jovanovksi
Giordano
Souray
McCabe
Weber
J.Johnson
This definitely a good list, although none are as good as Blake was in both hitting and scoring. They are all good physical offensive defenesmen though.

Phaneuf - was there early, but fell off a bit. He was the new Blake when he came into the league.
Bieksa - Isn't as big of a hitter and injuries have hampered him
Subban - Much like Doughty described above
Jovocop - Fits the mold well, one of the best, but not quite Blake level on either
Giordano - I wasn't really sold on him until dominated Brown physically in that one game. He's not offensive enough though
Souray - A great one a few years ago, although we all know what has happened now
McCabe - Another great example. Definitely in that mold
Weber - Definitely up there, especially with scoring. Isn't the biggest hitter, but always physical
Johnson - Was in college and maybe his first couple years, but the hitting is almost non-existent anymore. He's hoping he gets back to it as he progresses.

Great list, thanks.


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Michael Del Zotto seems to want to fit this mold, anyway - 37 points and 162 hits in his rookie year. He may well do so if he learns to lay a hit without getting himself completely out of position.

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Not his fault that he's just taller than everyone else.

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Myers. He started to impose his physical game last season, and that should continue as he bulks up more.

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First name that came to mind was Kris Letang

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Phaneuf could be one if he can play like he did in the second half last season.

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bogosian was the definition of physical offensive d-man until he forgot how to play hockey.

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I think Doughty should be included in this, too.






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I never knew Doughty was that physical. Thanks for the insight.

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Myers. He started to impose his physical game last season, and that should continue as he bulks up more.
No kidding with that size, all he has to do is get a mean streak in him and look out.

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There are a few of them out there.

Phaneuf
Bieksa
Subban
Jovanovksi
Giordano
Souray
McCabe
Weber
J.Johnson
Bieksa and J.Johnson are not offensive defenseman.

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Kris Letang can play pretty physically for his size, but he doesn't compare to Weber and Phaneuf.

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No kidding with that size, all he has to do is get a mean streak in him and look out.
It's already started...


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Kris Letang can play pretty physically for his size, but he doesn't compare to Weber and Phaneuf.


Yeah, Letang is a surprisingly hard hitter.

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I never knew Doughty was that physical. Thanks for the insight.
It's a very underrated part of his game.

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Bieksa and J.Johnson are not offensive defenseman.
Johnson is most definitely an offensive defenseman. He's not very physical as far as big hits go. He's more of a pin and seal type of player. He has a lot of work to do on his defensive game overall, though.

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