Name your top 10 defensemen in 5 years

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  1. easton122

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    Which 10 defensemen will rule this league in 5 years?

    1. Scott Neidermayer
    2. Ed Jovanovski
    3. Mattias Ohlund
    4. Paul Mara
    5. Rotislav Klesla
    6. Joni Pitkanen
    7. Jay Bouwmeester
    8. Derek Morris
    9. Eric Brewer
    10. Martin Skoula

    anybody think any other prospects may be able to crack the top 10? ex: Grebeshkov, Woywitka, Suter, Coburn...
     
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    Pronger will still be on top . Klesla and Jaybo are sureshots top 10 ... Tomas Karbele could be in too
     
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    Niedermayer? holy wow, someone needs to start watching devil games more closely, Nied's is a very solid player but no where near that range

    a lot of the guys you named are just young and good now, that doesn't mean all will improve, not everyone has a super high ceiling, Brewer, Morris, and Skoula certainly don't.

    Blake
    Pronger
    Bouwmeester
    Pitkanen
    Klesla
    Markov
    Redden
    Zubov
    Jovanovski
    Lidstrom

    Zidlicky <- darkhorse
     
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    [homer]at least one of Whitney, Welch, Orpik [/homer]

    actually it is a possibility
     
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    why u quoted me ? :dunno:

    1.Pronger
    2.Bouwmeester
    3.Redden
    4.Jovanovski
    5.Gonchar
    6.Blake
    7.Brewer
    8.Kaberle
    9.Klesla
    10.Morris

    I don't think Lidstrom will be around .. Nids will be a bit old ... maybe at #10 .
     
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    Trying to go off the top of my head of who I think will be the top 10:
    Chara
    Gonchar
    Pronger
    Jovo
    Redden
    J-bo
    Lidstrom
    Brewer
    Hamrlik
    Hatcher

    I'll add, prime age for defensman is later than the other positions. Their prime is usually the 32-26 age range. Saying that, and having J-Bo on this list is quite a huge compliment from me. And I think Chara may be the most underrated (hate to use that word)player in the league. I'm not a Sens fan, but this guy is awsome, and if the Sens offered Chara to the Oilers(Who are my team) for Brewer, I'd be very upset if they didn't take it.
     
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    My new list after seeing some names I forgot...

    1. Pronger (assuming he fully recovers)
    2. Neidermayer
    3. Redden
    4. Jovanovski
    5. Kaberle
    6. Hamrlik
    7. Gonchar
    8. Chara
    9. Pitkanen
    10. Mara

    HM: Mattias Ohlund

    This is my stance on Bouwmeester and Neidermayer who I consider to be very similar players except for Bouwmeester's obvious size advantage. Neidermayer hasn't reached his peak yet IMO (and believe me it hurts to say that as a Flyers fan) and when he does in a year or 2 he will be a Norris Candidate. Bouwmeester will follow a similar career and won't be a serious Norris candidate until his 30's but this is just my opinion.
     
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    It may not look like it now, but I would put Mike Komisarek on any top 10 list 5 years from now. He has more upside than Boumeester. It will just take Komo a bit longer because he is so big and got a late start in the game.
     
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    I think Noah Welch could be a darkhorse.
     
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    No way does he have more upside then Bouwmeester. There is only one young defenseman who you could even argue that has more upside then him, he's wearing a Flyers jersey.
     
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    Which 10 defensemen will rule this league in 5 years?

    1. Nicklas Lidstrom
    2. Ed Jovanovski
    3. Ryan Suter
    4. Derek Morris
    5. Scott Niedermayer
    6. Andrei Markov
    7. Wade Redden
    8. Garnett Exelby
    9. Ossi Vaananen
    10. David Hale
     
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    No one mentioned Dion Phaneuf in the prospect department? :dunno:

    He could have made the Flames out of camp ahead of Commodore, Montador, and Wallin but Sutter wisely elected to send him back to Red Deer where he has 7 goals, 7 assists, and +5 in 15 games so far (leading the team in goals, points, and +/-). :teach:

    For comparison's sake, Coburn has 2 goals, 3 assists, and is a team worst -6 in 6 games. Ryan Suter has no points in three games.
     
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    It's 5 years from now .. almost everyone who don't have at least 1 season in the NHL under their belt don't stand a chance . ( maybe Pitkanen on the strong Flyers if he see decent ice time (at least 20mins) )
     
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    5 years is very far from now, but Pitkanen, Jay Bouwmeester and Wade Redden would be in the top 5.

    Andrei Markov can make a big suprise...
     
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    Name your top 10 defensemen in 5 years.

    1. Ed Jovanovski
    2. Derek Morris
    3. Sergei Gonchar
    4. Chris Pronger
    5. Nicklas Lidstrom
    6. Wade Redden
    7. Andrei Markov
    8. Jay Bouwmeester
    9. Mattias Ohlund
    10. Kim Johnsson
     
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    1.Redden
    2.Chara
    3.Jovocop
    4.Pitkanen(homer)
    5.Bouwmeester
    6.Brewer
    7.Klesla
    8.Jackman
    9.White
    10.Pronger
     
  17. degroat*

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    LOL.. some laughable lists... and that's an understatement. Chara #1? Redden and Chara #1 and #2? LOL

    If we're assuming Pronger stays healthy, there's no question he's #1.
     
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    boumester
    jackman
    eminger
    suter
    coliacovo
    pitkanen
    volchekov
    markov
    coburn

    BTW, my list is for 10 years from now, just thought 10 is more intersting.
    Also Lidstrom will be long gone to Sweden by 5.
     
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    Are you serious? Did you watch the playoffs last year? Nieds is as close as you come to being a complete dman with the exception of Lidstrom IMO.
     
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    1. Ed Jovanovski
    2. Chris Pronger
    3. Sergei Gonchar
    4. Wade Redden
    5. Jay Bouwmeester
    6. Andrei markov
    7. Derek Morris
    8. Scott Neidermayer
    9. Joni Pitkanen
    10. Barret Jackman

    Darkhorse(Homer pick): Trevor Daley
     
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    Orpik played 20 minutes last night, anything can happen.

    If I was picking a Penguin, I would say Noah Welch.

    I don't like making these types of lists, a lot can happen in five years. Will we even have an NHL then?

    I think Redden will be number one though.
     
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    No particular order

    Scott Niedermayer - people will finally notice him
    Jay Bouwmeester - has all the tools
    Eric Brewer - will it be in EDM though?
    Chris Pronger - still can dominate
    Barret Jackman - learning from Pronger and MacInnis
    Robyn Regehr - he improves every year
    Derek Morris - watching Blake will make him better
    Rotislav Klesla - I think he'll be great once CBJ improves
    Jiri Fischer - only see great things from him
    Tomas Kaberle - he is so smart just need to build around him
    Ed Jovanovski - might have a Norris by then

    notables
    Sergei Gonchar - will still be scoring 20 goals
    Nick Boynton - definantly improving
    Jordan Leopold - could be offensive machine
    Wade Redden - you know what you're gonna get every night
    Joni Pitkanen - has great potential. lets see how he does first
     
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    I'm not gonna go down a whole list cause I'm too tired but I think a few of the guys on there will be Jay-Bo, Steve Eminger and Pitkanen.
     
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    1-Zdeno Chara
    2-Joni Pitkanen
    3-Wade Redden
    4-Jay Bouwmeester
    5-Wade Redden
    6-Ed Jovanovski
    7-Andrei Markov
    8-Thomas Kaberle
    9-Eric Brewer
    10-Derek Morris
     
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    1. Nicklas Lidstrom
    2. Ed Jovanovski
    3. Sergei Gonchar
    4. Wade Redden
    5. Chris Pronger
    6. Scott Niedermayer
    7. Andrei Markov
    8. Paul Mara
    9. Jay Bouwmeester
    10.Janne Niinimaa
     
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