From Draft Years 2007-2011 Rank The Top 10 Defensive Defensemen Overall

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Seguins Dragon*, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. From the players drafted 2007-2011 (this year) rank who you feel will be the best defensive defenseman. Not who will be the best defensemen, but who has the best ability to be a great shutdown guy.

    I am really curious where people rank Luke Schenn, Adam Larsson (if he gets in there), Victor Hedman, Dylan McIlrath ect...

    Really curious where most people rank these guys, who they have on top of the list, and if anyone from this year can make it, and see where everyone stacks up.
     
  2. YEGJuniorFan

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    1. Doughty
    2. Pietrangelo
    3. Karlsson
    4. Carlson
    5. Schenn
    6. Myers
    7. Subban
    8. Hedman
    9. Kulikov
    10. OEL

    hm. Rundblad

    didnt do 2010 and 2011 its too early... maybe stick larsson behind doughty based on potential
     
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    Good list, but I disagree about Larsson.
     
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    Isn't Rundblad basically the complete opposite of a shutdown D?
     
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    I'd put Erixon on a defensive d-men list before rundblad
     
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    Well, he's got Erik Karlsson third so he either needs to read the topic again or re-take that "Definitions of the defensive defenseman" course he took this summer. ;)
     
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    As far as the type of guys who really only contribute defensively, I like these ten, not necessarily in this order:

    Kevin Marshall (PHI '07)
    Keaton Ellerby (FLA '07)
    Karl Alzner (WAS '07)
    Cody Goloubef (CBJ '08)
    Yann Sauve (VAN '08)
    Matt Clark (ANA '09)
    William Wrenn (SJS '09)
    Alex Urbom (NJD '09)
    Radko Gudas (TBL '10)
    Jarred Tinordi (MTL '10)
     
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    Not counting Cowen or Aulie?
     
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    Ryan McDonagh
     
  10. I didn't think these guys would be considered shutdown, am I under rating their defensive abilities?
     
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    He's more of a two-way defenseman.
     
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    1. Luke Schenn (5th overall, 2008)
    2. Karl Alzner (5th overall, 2007)
    3. Erik Gudbranson (3rd overall, 2010)
    4. Jared Cowen (9th overall, 2009)

    Top 4
     
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    Yeah I agree. I miss read the OP too.
     
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    Cowen's got a pretty decent offensive game. Not how sure it will translate but he's hardly a one-trick pony.

    Aulie could go on that list, too. Like I said, it wasn't a ranking, just a compilation of 10.
     
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    As did I. Karlsson isn't exactly a defensive specialist, lol.
     
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    How about Travis Hamonic? He plays against opponents top lines.
     
  17. If we're saying defencieve
    1. Schenn
    2. Alzner
    3. Hedman
    4. Hamonic
    5. Myers
    5.Doughty
    6.Larsson
    7.Aulie
    8.McIlrath
    9.Cowen
    10.Pietreangelo
     
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    oops i misread that i didnt see that it was shutdown d...
     
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    no gudbranson, but aulie :laugh:
     
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    1. Victor Hedman ( 2-way again but the fact that he's so tall and already hard to play against is gonna make him one of the best defensive players)
    2. Karl Alzner (2-way play again but he's the most defensive one on the pairing with Carlson)
    3. Ryan Mcdonagh (2-way play but still in NCAA he had the most defensive tasks)
    4. Tyler Myers (More offensive but he's so tall that he's gonna be put in every defensive situation)
    5. Luke Schenn
    6. Dylan McIlrath
    7. Tim Erixon
    8 Jared Tinordi
    9. Colten Teubert
    10. Keaton Ellerby

    These guys will be known more for their defense than their offense in the future, even myers
     
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    It could easily be argued that Pietrangelo should be near the top of the list. His defensive play is severely misjudged by many.


    Not that everyone has to share that opinion.
     

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