Please rank these young defensemen

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  1. Boutchy

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    Please rank these 10 young defensemen for NHL points potential in the next few years...

    Keith Ballard
    Cam Barker
    Kurtis Foster
    Eric Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Niklas Kronwall
    John-Michael Liles
    Andrej Meszaros
    Dion Phaneuf
    Ryan Whitney
     
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    Sorry, you said points potential. I'm a big Keith Yandle fan. He'll be there in a couple of years. I can't figure out why US fans aren't jumping all over this guy. He's already drafted by the Coyotes. He was the top points defenseman in the Q and won the Q best defenseman of the year. He's currently doing well in the Q play-offs and he's from Mass. I think his play has overshadowed Bourdon ('Nucks pick) and Bartulis (Flyers pick). What does the guy have to do?
     
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    Dion Phaneuf
    Eric Johnson
    John-Michael Liles
    Andrej Meszaros
    Keith Ballard
    Niklas Kronwall
    Ryan Whitney
    Cam Barker
    Jack Johnson
     
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    Dion Phaneuf
    Niklas Kronwall
    John-Michael Liles
    Andrej Meszaros
    Jack Johnson
    Ryan Whitney
    Cam Barker
    Erik Johnson
    Keith Ballard
    Kurtis Foster
     
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    Kronwall
    Phaneuf
    J. Johnson
    Liles
    Meszaros
    Whitney
    Ballard
    E. Johnson
    Barker
    Foster
     
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    Don't tend to agree with you guys. The question was, who will be most scoring in next few years. Liles, hitting his prime in 2-5 years, will definitely score more.
     
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    I'm a Flames season ticket holder...and a huge Phaneuf fan...and I'm not sure How I'd order these in general...but I'd be shocked if Phaneuf was the head of this class in points moving forward...

    He's not one dimensional like Marek Zidlicky...Phaneuf will be a beast...but like Scott Stevens his numbers may fade a bit as his musclee play picks up...

    I expect Phaneuf to do better then his 49 point season...
    but even pulling one name off of there...I expect Ryan Whitney on that PP to absolutely clean up...

    remember that Phaneuf is a Flame and fair or otherwise it affects his numbers....if Phaneuf was in Pittsburgh manning that PP I'd expect HUGE numbers like 80 points maybe....

    but in Calgary 60-70 may be the peak...

    Ryan Whitney is just in such a great situation
     
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    What does the guy have to do? Play Basketball or football. It is unfortunate that here in the States junior hockey and college hockey outside of the areas where it is played (Northeast, upper Mid-West) get ZERO press coverage. Finding out information on any league outside of the NHL is extremely difficult, unless you go to the appropriate websites. Hype for future stars is reserved largely for Basketball, and then Football.
     
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    1. Pitkanen


    Everyone else
     
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    Maybe..but Pitkanen obviously wasn't included in this list for a reason.
     
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    Dion Phaneuf
    Niklas Kronwall
    John-Michael Liles
    Andrej Meszaros
    Ryan Whitney
    Keith Ballard
    Eric Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Cam Barker
    Kurtis Foster
     
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    1.Whitney
    2.phaneuf
    3.Liles
    4.kronwall
    5.Meszaros
    6.ballard
    7.Jack johnson
    8.eric johnson
    9.cam barker
    10. kurtis foster
     
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    Whitney will score tons of points.
    For those that rank him under Ballard, they should check this year's numbers.
    On a horrible Pens squad (well even worse than Phoenix), Whitney scored at a much better PPG clip than Ballard.
     
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    Dion Phaneuf
    Andrej Meszaros
    Niklas Kronwall
    John-Michael Liles
    Ryan Whitney
    Jack Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Cam Barker
    Keith Ballard
    Kurtis Foster
     
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    Dion Phaneuf
    Jack Johnson
    Erik Johnson
    John-Michael Liles
    Andrej Meszaros
    Cam Barker
    Niklas Kronwall
    Keith Ballard
    Ryan Whitney
    Kurtis Foster
     
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    Yup, and playing with guys like Malkin & Crosby he is only going to get more points as they all mature..
     
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    If points is all you want definitely take Whitney
     
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    Dion Phaneuf
    Andrej Meszaros
    Jack Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Niklas Kronwall
    John-Michael Liles
    Ryan Whitney
    Keith Ballard
    Kurtis Foster
    Cam Barker
     
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    Why do people think Whitney is terrible defensively? :dunno:

    Just because a defenseman is offensively talented does not mean he is a defensive liability
     
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    Phaneuf
    meszaros
    whitney
    Johnson
    Kronwall
    Barker
    Johnson
    Ballard
    Liles
    Foster
     
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    Where did I say he is terrible defensively? There are just a lot of players on that list who are better than him defensively, therefore if you want the guy with strictly the best offensive potential, I would go with Whitney.
     

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