According to the recent Sporting News hockey edition, the top five defensemen are:
1. Mike Green- Washington Capitals
2. Brian Rafalski- Detroit Red Wings
3. Andre Markov- Montreal Canadiens
4. Brian Campbell- Chicago Blackhawks
5. Nicklas Lidstrom-Detroit Red Wings
I’m glad to see Andre Markov as a top contender as a defender. Last year, he was impressive despite his team’s lackluster in their performance. Markov has been on my fantasy hockey roster for a few years, and was a good player even before last year’s raking in goals and penalty points.
Rafalski was one of my top D guys last year. Not to mention he’s a hometown boy playing for his team- always a benefit when looking at players who will give their heart and sou for the fans.
Other notable defensemen in the top ten:
Dan Boyle, SJ Sharks, who posts blogs on my article site PlayerPress.com comes in at number six. He is itching to get back and ready to make the run for the Cup.
Boston Bruin captain Zdeno Chara ranks in at lucky number seven- he’s got it all. Best pick for a fantasy team. The media likes to illustrate his potency with terms such as “flattens” his opponent. Gotta love that!
Which defensive player will top your list this year?