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Most underrated defenseman in the league

Created by: Isles777
Initial Creation Date: Oct 11, 2019
Published: Oct 11, 2019 at 12:19 am
Team: 2019-20 Custom Team
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Before anyone mentions hjalmarsson Or vlasic - this isn’t 2016
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
10$81,500,000$42,062,500$0$0$39,437,500
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PIT
Dumoulin, Brian
$4,100,000
LD
UFA - 4
CAR
Pesce, Brett
$4,025,000
RD
UFA - 5
NSH
Ekholm, Mattias
$3,750,000
LD
UFA - 3
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$2,850,000
RD
RFA - 2
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
RFA - 2
CAR
Gardiner, Jake
$4,050,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
VGK
Theodore, Shea
$5,200,000
LD
UFA - 6
DAL
Lindell, Esa
$5,800,000
LD
UFA - 6
MIN
Spurgeon, Jared
$5,187,500
RD
NMC
UFA - 1
FLA
Strålman, Anton
$5,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3

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Oct 11, 2019 at 12:21
#1
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Klefbom
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Oct 11, 2019 at 12:21
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Isles777
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Quoting: Dylan1995
Klefbom


I agree
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:28
#3
Bcarlo25
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Get gardiner out of there and i’m On board.
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:33
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Morrissey is still underrated imo. But I’m also a biased fan. I just don’t hear a lot of people talking about him.
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:35
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Isles777
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Quoting: tsyls
Morrissey is still underrated imo. But I’m also a biased fan. I just don’t hear a lot of people talking about him.


I was going to put him but I think he’s outgrown the “underrated” label. Fans/players know he’s a legitimate top pairing D
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:37
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Quoting: Isles777
I was going to put him but I think he’s outgrown the “underrated” label. Fans/players know he’s a legitimate top pairing D


I’d agree that wpg fans know this, but I never hear other people talking about him. He’s about the only defenseman from wpg Ppl know at this point lol. Heinola looks so good too, I call wpgs trouba trade a win for them.
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Oct 11, 2019 at 12:37
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Parayko ... Best in the league and won't get a Norris vote
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:39
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Isles777
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Quoting: Docdave
Parayko ... Best in the league and won't get a Norris vote


After the the blues SC run, it’s well known parayko is One of the best shutdown RHD in the game. He was the blues best defenseman.
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Oct 11, 2019 at 12:42
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Isles777
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Quoting: tsyls
I’d agree that wpg fans know this, but I never hear other people talking about him. He’s about the only defenseman from wpg Ppl know at this point lol. Heinola looks so good too, I call wpgs trouba trade a win for them.


Having productive players on ELC (especially defenseman) is a luxury in the salary cap era. I was surprised heinola made the team (mainly because he is an 18 yr old picked late in the 1st rd) but after watching him play vs the islanders, it seems like he’s going to have a bright future. Not a flashy D by any means, he just has a high hockey IQ and does the little things so well.
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:43
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Quoting: Isles777
After the the blues SC run, it’s well known parayko is One of the best shutdown RHD in the game. He was the blues best defenseman.


Or Ryan pulock ...half the fans ain't heard of the wheat Kings beauty
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Oct 11, 2019 at 12:49
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Quoting: Docdave
Or Ryan pulock ...half the fans ain't heard of the wheat Kings beauty


last season he really came into his own as a top pairing D. After the Pitt series , people started to take notice of how good he is defensively (most people don’t know he drafted as an offensive Dman)
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:51
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Quoting: Isles777
last season he really came into his own as a top pairing D. After the Pitt series , people started to take notice of how good he is defensively (most people don’t know he drafted as an offensive Dman)


Just dig that crazy shot ...took him awhile but he is truly underated and should be among the league's elite ...would still rather have parayko though ...
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Oct 11, 2019 at 12:52
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Quoting: Docdave
Just dig that crazy shot ...took him awhile but he is truly underated and should be among the league's elite ...would still rather have parayko though ...


Parayko is what I Hope pulock develops into lol
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:52
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Quoting: Isles777
I was going to put him but I think he’s outgrown the “underrated” label. Fans/players know he’s a legitimate top pairing D


Yet ekholm hasn't? Everyone knows hes elite
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:53
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Ragsandbluesfan
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Quoting: Isles777
Parayko is what I Hope pulock develops into lol


You got a bit too much dip on ya chip
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:55
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Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
Yet ekholm hasn't? Everyone knows hes elite


Josi (obviously) and Ellis get much more recognition IMO. I still think he’s very underrated for what he brings to that team. He isn’t talked about enough.
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:56
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Ragsandbluesfan
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Quoting: Isles777
Josi (obviously) and Ellis get much more recognition IMO. I still think he’s very underrated for what he brings to that team. He isn’t talked about enough.


Hes really not, before 18-19 people were calling ekholm the best dman on the team
Oct 11, 2019 at 12:58
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And ya gotta put McAvoy on here ... Best dman on a team with chara and krug ..hate to say it but respect
Oct 11, 2019 at 1:00
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Quoting: Docdave
And ya gotta put McAvoy on here ... Best dman on a team with chara and krug ..hate to say it but respect


Mcavoy made it on NHL networks “top defenseman in the league”
Oct 11, 2019 at 1:07
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Quoting: Isles777
Mcavoy made it on NHL networks “top defenseman in the league”


Learning from chara has gotta help ...but really ask a fan who's Boston best dman ...betcha won't get McAvoy as an answer ...
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Oct 11, 2019 at 1:18
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And who knew Erik gustafsson would be so good ...even better than Keith ...that's underrated ....great post BTW got me thinking
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Oct 11, 2019 at 2:17
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MK458
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Kelfbom too
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Oct 11, 2019 at 6:37
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Romanov Our Savior
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I'd add Hampus Lindholm
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Oct 11, 2019 at 7:26
#24
Schenn is the GOAT
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To me, Gardiner is overrated not underrated
Oct 11, 2019 at 7:52
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