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Top 10 best NHL defensemen in order?

Jul 27, 2019 at 8:50
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I'll put my list here later. Don't have the time right now. Who would you say?
Jul 27, 2019 at 10:02
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1. Hedman
2. Carlson
3. Josi
4. Jones
5. Karlsson - recent injuries knock him down the list
6. Doughty
7. Letang
8. Rielly
9. Burns
10/11. Slavin/Hamilton

didnt include giordano cause i dont think he will repeat last seasons performance
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Jul 28, 2019 at 3:07
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Quoting: moli92
1. Hedman
2. Carlson
3. Josi
4. Jones
5. Karlsson - recent injuries knock him down the list
6. Doughty
7. Letang
8. Rielly
9. Burns
10/11. Slavin/Hamilton

didnt include giordano cause i dont think he will repeat last seasons performance


Wow, having John Carlson that high is surprising. I like that he's getting some more league wide recognition after the last two years.
Jul 28, 2019 at 3:16
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On the basis of who I want most for this upcoming season


1. Victor Hedman
2. Erik Karlsson (when healthy)
3. Seth Jones
4. Brent Burns
5. John Carlson
6. Morgan Rielly
7. Jaccob Slavin
8. Thomas Chabot
9. Shea Weber
10. Alex Pietrangelo



Doughty comes off the list after the horrible season he just had, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens again based off of the state of the Kings right now. Giordano was omitted because I think this past season was an anomaly of sorts. It's a very subjective discussion and I'm totally prepared for people to come after me for leaving off their team's top guy.
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Jul 28, 2019 at 1:29
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On the basis of who I want most for this upcoming season


1. Victor Hedman
2. Erik Karlsson (when healthy)
3. Seth Jones
4. Brent Burns
5. John Carlson
6. Morgan Rielly
7. Jaccob Slavin
8. Thomas Chabot
9. Shea Weber
10. Alex Pietrangelo



Doughty comes off the list after the horrible season he just had, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens again based off of the state of the Kings right now. Giordano was omitted because I think this past season was an anomaly of sorts. It's a very subjective discussion and I'm totally prepared for people to come after me for leaving off their team's top guy.


The main thing i disagree with is Josi not being on this list. I'm still thinking about mine but no Josi?
Jul 28, 2019 at 1:46
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
The main thing i disagree with is Josi not being on this list. I'm still thinking about mine but no Josi?


His defensive issues were really exposed this year I thought. He's close to being on the list, but barely misses for me. I feel like he's the player that everyone was calling underrated for so long that it almost turned into him being a little overrated. Great player, but there are definitely 10 defensemen I'd rather have.
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Jul 28, 2019 at 4:28
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His defensive issues were really exposed this year I thought. He's close to being on the list, but barely misses for me. I feel like he's the player that everyone was calling underrated for so long that it almost turned into him being a little overrated. Great player, but there are definitely 10 defensemen I'd rather have.


But not even top 10? He's arguable top 5.
Jul 28, 2019 at 4:29
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Quoting: krakowitz
His defensive issues were really exposed this year I thought. He's close to being on the list, but barely misses for me. I feel like he's the player that everyone was calling underrated for so long that it almost turned into him being a little overrated. Great player, but there are definitely 10 defensemen I'd rather have.

And that's exactly what i think bout Barkov. I'm giving your post a like just because you understand that if everyone says a player is underrated, that can mean he's actually overrated ... I don't think Barkov is overrated, but he's not underrated IMO. Everyone knows how good he is.
Jul 28, 2019 at 5:34
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
But not even top 10? He's arguable top 5.


Just my personal opinion. Everyone's opinions will differ, and Josi isn't someone I have in my top 10. I personally don't even think he's the best defenseman on the team.
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Jul 28, 2019 at 7:04
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1- Karlsson
2-Doughty (bad team but he’s still a beast)
3- hedman
4- Giordano (prolly won’t repeat this performance but I’m basing this off historically)
5-Burns
6-Carlson
7-Letang (when healthy)
8-Jones
9-Pietrangelo
10- Jack Johnson

You can argue a lot of different guys. It’s not clear cut
Jul 28, 2019 at 7:04
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Just my personal opinion. Everyone's opinions will differ, and Josi isn't someone I have in my top 10. I personally don't even think he's the best defenseman on the team.


Who do you think is? Ekholm?
Jul 28, 2019 at 7:05
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Quoting: mhockey91
1- Karlsson
2-Doughty (bad team but he’s still a beast)
3- hedman
4- Giordano (prolly won’t repeat this performance but I’m basing this off historically)
5-Burns
6-Carlson
7-Letang (when healthy)
8-Jones
9-Pietrangelo
10- Jack Johnson

You can argue a lot of different guys. It’s not clear cut


You're kidding about Johnson, right?
Jul 28, 2019 at 7:05
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Quoting: mhockey91
1- Karlsson
2-Doughty (bad team but he’s still a beast)
3- hedman
4- Giordano (prolly won’t repeat this performance but I’m basing this off historically)
5-Burns
6-Carlson
7-Letang (when healthy)
8-Jones
9-Pietrangelo
10- Jack Johnson

You can argue a lot of different guys. It’s not clear cut

Again, no Josi. I think he's arguably top 5.
Jul 28, 2019 at 7:13
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Again, no Josi. I think he's arguably top 5.


I’d realistically slot him around 10
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Jul 28, 2019 at 7:13
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
You're kidding about Johnson, right?


...
Jul 28, 2019 at 7:15
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I'd assume you're kidding, especially with your comment about Josi and "realistically" he'd go around 10. Also, he's usually considered one of the worst players in the league. I wouldn't call him an AHLer but he's a 6/7 guy ... you're obviously kidding haha, just thought i'd check.
Jul 28, 2019 at 8:48
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Who do you think is? Ekholm?


I think it's Ryan Ellis. He's a great defender, moves the puck really well, has a sick shot, kills penalties, plays on the PP, he does it all. I'd love for the Caps/Coyotes to get him.
Jul 28, 2019 at 10:40
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I think it's Ryan Ellis. He's a great defender, moves the puck really well, has a sick shot, kills penalties, plays on the PP, he does it all. I'd love for the Caps/Coyotes to get him.


He's really good, but better than Josi?
Jul 28, 2019 at 11:36
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1. Hedman
2. Giordano
3. Burns
4. Letang
5. Jones
6. Karlsson
7. Klingberg
8. Josi
9. Slavin
10. Pietrangelo
Jul 29, 2019 at 1:01
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
1. Hedman
2. Giordano
3. Burns
4. Letang
5. Jones
6. Karlsson
7. Klingberg
8. Josi
9. Slavin
10. Pietrangelo


No Carlson?
Jul 29, 2019 at 9:56
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No Carlson?


He's pretty bad defensively, which is what kept him off the list for me.
Jul 29, 2019 at 10:13
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
He's pretty bad defensively, which is what kept him off the list for me.


I wouldn't say he's bad defensively ... he's not all-defence but i think you're underrating his defensive game.
Jul 29, 2019 at 10:13
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1. Burns
2. Hedman
3. Doughty
4. Karlsson
5. Giordano
6. Carlson
7. Letang
8. Suter
9. Rielly
10. Josi
(HM: Jones, Klingberg, Subban)
Jul 29, 2019 at 11:22
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1. Burns
2. Hedman
3. Giordano
4, Josi
5. Doughty
6. Klingberg
7. Carlson
8. Pietrangleo
9. Karlsson
10. Jones
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Jul 29, 2019 at 1:21
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1. Hedman
2. Karlsson (when healthy)
3. Jones
4. Burns
5. Carlson
6. Klingberg
7. Pietrangelo
8. Slavin
9. Riley
10. Chabot
 
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