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NHL Countdown: Top 10 Defensemen

You can have the NHL’s highest-scoring offense. You can have a goalie who can stand on his head. You can have the coach of the century, constantly coming up with innovative ways to win. 1,447 more words


Practical Concerns: A better way to evaluate defensemen

I was watching hockey a few nights when I heard NBC’s Pierre McGuire describe a rookie defenseman in glowing terms. It was the same kind of praise he used to shower upon Dion Phaneuf about 10 years ago, and this young player had very similar attributes to an early-20s Phaneuf: a huge frame, a huge slapshot, and a willingness to use both in equal measures. 497 more words

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Central Rankings: Defensemen

Defense wins championships. It’s cliché, but true. Since 2005, just seven teams have won the Stanley Cup, and all of them had a steady set of defensemen. 1,292 more words


Atlantic Rankings: Defensemen

This division has at least three Norris favorites heading into the 2015-16 season, and most of the blue lines look pretty solid. Of course, there are a few teams that could explode into disasters if their blue lines don’t hold up. 1,093 more words


Pacific Rankings: Defensemen

The more I do these rankings, the tougher it is to believe the Kings didn’t make the playoffs last season. All the talk about them not being the same team and not wanting it as bad is bologna sausage. 1,144 more words


Metropolitan Rankings: Defensemen

There are plenty of question marks for defensive units in this division. Sure, the top few teams look solid, but after those teams it’s sort of a toss up. 752 more words


Report: Flyers' Luke Schenn 'a strong candidate' to be traded prior to season opener

Luke Schenn may be the odd man out in Philadelphia.

With less than two weeks to go before the start of the regular season, the  229 more words