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ESPN Experts Rank The Top 50 Defensemen

To get ready for the 2013-14 season, we are ranking the best players in the NHL by position. We asked the "experts" to rank each player on a scale of 1 to 10 based on his current quality of play....

47 Sergei Gonchar
Dallas Stars | Age: 39 | Experience: 18 years



James Wisniewski
Columbus Blue Jackets | Age: 29 | Experience: 8 years



Jake Muzzin
Los Angeles Kings | Age: 24 | Experience: 2 years



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awould's avatar

At least ESPN had the self-awareness to put the word experts in quotes.

Posted by awould on 09/17/13 at 10:58 AM ET

Paul's avatar

awould, they asked some of the NHL media types, so those are considered the “experts”.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/17/13 at 11:00 AM ET

awould's avatar

oh. i didn’t see who they used. just scanned the list. nothing shocking on it, though I think Seabrook is pretty overrated.

Posted by awould on 09/17/13 at 11:07 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

Meh. As a King fan I guess I’d bump up Voynov a few slots and move Muzzin off the list.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 09/17/13 at 11:23 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Gonchar has NO Business being in top 50

Posted by Evilpens on 09/17/13 at 02:57 PM ET


This is a pretty good list order. I can’t quibble too much.

Posted by timbits on 09/17/13 at 09:48 PM ET

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