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Nick Lidstrom Places Second In Best Defensemen Since The Expansion Era

04/23/2020 at 12:02pm EDT

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

The NHL season has been paused since March 12 because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus, but the weekly Super 16 rolls on in a revamped form, looking at the history of the game. This week, it's the top 16 defensemen from 1967 to present day, the NHL's expansion era.

Bobby Orr was the unanimous No. 1.

Things got interesting in the rankings this week after the great No. 4 for the Boston Bruins.

Nicklas Lidstrom edged Ray Bourque by two voting points for No. 2. Six points separated Larry Robinson at No. 4, Paul Coffey at No. 5 and Denis Potvin at No. 6.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks each received enough voting points to be the only two active defensemen in the Super 16. Karlsson made it by one point, edging Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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