ErikKarlsson 

 

 

This is simply pulling defensemen out of the regular 'Rankings' list and adding a few more at the bottom. Ratings are a reflection of a player's trade value in 'rollover' fantasy hockey pools. They reflect a players predicted points, historical points, injury risk, team "reputation/potential powerhouse" value, powerplay time, and long-term potential.  Basically, if you are in a keeper league, this is my opinion based on my statistical model of a player's 'trade value'.  Naturally, individual trades would depend on the direction you are taking with your team at the present. 

 

April 2014 complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Def. Rk Player Team Rating April March
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 125.8 19 22
2 Duncan Keith CHI 90.9 42 42
3 Alex Pietrangelo STL 87.8 44 52
4 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 81.5 55 57
5 P.K. Subban MTL 81.5 56 67
6 Keith Yandle PHO 79.5 61 62
7 Kevin Shattenkirk STL 71.2 72 83
8 Shea Weber NSH 65.6 87 96
9 Oliver Ekman-Larsson PHO 64.5 90 120
10 Drew Doughty LA 60.0 104 99
11 Victor Hedman TB 57.6 109 123
12 Brent Burns SJ 52.5 127 131
13 Mike Green WAS 46.4 142 142
14 Niklas Kronwall DET 41.6 155 143
15 Kris Letang PIT 41.5 156 152
16 Ryan Suter MIN 39.3 165 151
17 Brent Seabrook CHI 36.2 175 165
18 James Wisniewski CBJ 35.6 178 181
19 Matt Niskanen PIT 34.7 179 176
20 Ryan McDonagh NYR 33.9 182 197
21 Justin Schultz EDM 33.8 184 184
22 Andrej Sekera CAR 33.5 186 188
23 Mark Giordano CGY 30.1 197 256
24 Alex Goligoski DAL 29.9 199 243
25 Cam Fowler ANA 29.5 205 189
26 Nick Leddy CHI 28.5 209 198
27 Dougie Hamilton BOS 27.9 211 223
28 Tobias Enstrom WPG 27.9 212 229
29 Erik Johnson COL 27.8 214 298
30 John Carlson WAS 27.7 215 214
31 Zdeno Chara BOS 27.6 216 234
32 Slava Voynov LA 27.5 218 194
33 Jay Bouwmeester STL 26.9 221 210
34 Tyson Barrie COL 25.5 224 356
35 Jacob Trouba WPG 25.3 225 199
36 Roman Josi NSH 24.9 227 242
37 Mark Streit PHI 24.6 229 224
38 Dion Phaneuf TOR 24.5 231 196
39 Seth Jones NSH 24.0 235 228
40 Andrei Markov MTL 21.7 246 252
41 Brian Campbell FLA 21.4 250 258
42 Matthew Carle TB 20.9 254 279
43 Jason Demers SJ 20.6 258 265
44 Christian Ehrhoff BUF 20.5 260 268
45 Jack Johnson CBJ 19.3 270 266
46 Torey Krug BOS 18.8 275 209
47 Cody Franson TOR 18.4 281 215
48 Morgan Rielly TOR 18.2 285 288
49 Jake Gardiner TOR 18.1 286 281
50 Dan Boyle SJ 17.0 295 297
51 Brendan Smith DET 15.8 312 280
52 Ryan Ellis NSH 14.8 327 330
53 Olli Maatta PIT 14.0 388 364
54 Jason Garrison VAN 13.6 342 261
55 Justin Faulk CAR 12.9 347 292
56 TJ Brodie CGY 12.4 350 412
57 Marek Zidlicky NJ 12.3 354 391
58 Ryan Murray CBJ 11.7 360 343
59 Michael Del Zotto NSH 11.5 362 363
60 Cody Ceci OTT 9.0 411 419
61 Dmitry Kulikov FLA 8.8 391 373
62 Ryan Murphy CAR 8.8 392 390
63 Matt Dumba MIN 8.7 393 401
64 Andrew MacDonald PHI 8.5 380 310
65 Kris Russell CGY 8.5 383 378
66 Jonas Brodin MIN 8.4 397 372
67 Tyler Myers BUF 8.3 398 380
68 Eric Gelinas NJ 8.3 399 331
69 Jake Muzzin LA 8.0 375 385
70 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJ 8.0 378 388
71 Brandon Gormley PHO 8.0 418 426
72 Hampus Lindholm ANA 8.0 482 488
73 Jared Spurgeon MIN 7.9 404 393
74 Dennis Wideman CGY 7.2 412 348
75 Matt Irwin SJ 7.0 386 394
76 Zach Bogosian WPG 7.0 403 398
77 Patrick Wiercioch OTT 7.0 425 417
78 Darnell Nurse EDM 7.0 490 498
79 Sami Vatanen ANA 7.0 414 423
80 Alexander Edler VAN 6.9 416 409
81 Jakub Kindl DET 6.9 417 384
82 Jeff Petry EDM 6.5 420 420
83 Fedor Tyutin CBJ 6.4 422 431
84 Luca Sbisa ANA 6.3 423 432
85 Dennis Seidenberg BOS 6.1 428 459
86 Justin Braun SJ 6.0 410 418
87 Jamie McBain BUF 6.0 415 424
88 Nathan Beaulieu MTL 6.0 439 447
89 Mark Barberio TB 6.0 465 474
90 David Rundblad CHI 6.0 430 437
91 Stefan Elliott COL 5.8 434 439
92 Travis Hamonic NYI 5.8 435 416
93 Andy Greene NJ 5.6 436 441
94 Paul Martin PIT 5.1 437 421
95 Johnny Boychuk BOS 5.0 401 436
96 Adam Larsson NJ 5.0 470 477
97 Dan Girardi NYR 5.0 489 495
98 Dmitry Orlov WAS 5.0 509 515
99 Brenden Dillon DAL 5.0 438 430
100 Kevin Connauton DAL 4.7 442 450

 

 

 

 


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DarthVain said:

DarthVain
Yandle I own Yandle, and have protected him for 5 years now. However he is currently -25. MINUS TWENTY FIVE! That is old school Gonchar territory.
So in my pool that counts +/-, he is getting me a grand total of 26 pts right now...

So yeah, not feeling his top 6 worthiness right now...
April 02, 2014
Votes: +0

Dobber said:

Dobber
... mabus - LOL - funny! We miss you in the forum.

As for Maatta - looks like you cursed him. Has he gotten a point since you typed that?
April 01, 2014
Votes: +0

mabus said:

mabus
... Thanks for waiting until I got Trouba to adjust his ranking from somewhere in the 90 range. Just to let you know, I just acquired Maatta, so you can now move him to his real value.
February 21, 2014
Votes: +0

mcarmody said:

mcarmody
Josi Josi might be worth a second look at 49. Right now he is 8th among defencemen in shots per game, and 5th in TOI per game. His shooting percentage is low right now so he has potential to have a better second half (although his shooting percentage has never been very high, so far in his career). He's also a bit of a dreamboat, which helps his trade value depending on who's in your league. smilies/grin.gif
January 20, 2014
Votes: +1

jrs40 said:

jrs40
Thanks! Thanks very much!!
December 02, 2013
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jrs40 said:

jrs40
Dec update? When will we see the Dec update for D's? Have to decide between Boyle, Krug, or Franson. Any sneak peeks??
Thanks
December 01, 2013
Votes: +0

mikelong11 said:

mikelong11
... Dobber - If you owned Diaz, you wouldn't trade him for Markov in a million years? Am I missing something? That's just blatantly awful talent analysis. If you are saying it the other way around - good. then fix the rankings.
November 24, 2013
Votes: -2

DE_VO_BROWN said:

DE_VO_BROWN
... I'm in a points only league and am considering moving Enstrom for Del Zotto. I already currently own Suter, Byfuglien, Voynov, Phaneuf, Faulk, Goligoski and Hedman (We dress 6 Dmen a week). I'm currently in 1st place however we have an expansion coming up at the end of the season and as of right now I dont see Enstrom being on my protected list. Would you move him for a Del Zotto and try to protect him?
November 21, 2013
Votes: -1

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Markov - I wouldn't trade Diaz for him in a million years
Soderberg - I have no idea. Will fix for next time
Scrambled rank numbers - See my comment below explaining that
November 18, 2013
Votes: +0

Big E said:

Big E
Top Defencemen How come the Def Rk numbers are all scrambled from Zidlicky to the end (Reinhart)?
November 07, 2013
Votes: +0

Milbury said:

Milbury
... Why is Carl Soderberg on this list?
November 03, 2013
Votes: +1

mikelong11 said:

mikelong11
markov Markov below Diaz? What? Markov is a top 10 fantasy dman, maybe even top 5 if healthy. Injury risk alone can't make him that irrelevant. Especially when he's gone so long without being hurt. Not to mention Diaz's value was super inflated only b/c of Markov last year.
November 03, 2013
Votes: +1

Dobber said:

Dobber
... I don't really like this list after around 65. Between 65th and 150th the difference is about 9 ratings points. That's like an 80-way tie for 66th. So I'm going to start blocking off sets of d-men beyond that number, and I'll post the top 120 or so d-men
November 02, 2013
Votes: +0

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Orlov 114, Beauchemin 137 for November.
November 02, 2013
Votes: +0

bodnarp said:

bodnarp
Murray over Smith? In a 12 team dynasty/keeper, recording g, a, ppp, +/-. atoi and sog, do you keep Ryan Murray or Brendan Smith? I'm torn. They seem to be in a similar place right now - plenty of potential but not enough data to suggest one over the other. The rest of my D group conssits of Karlsson, Carlson, Leddy, Kulikov, Fowler and Pietrangelo, so I can afford to wait on either.
September 17, 2013
Votes: +0

DRWyzerman19 said:

DRWyzerman19
Orlov How much further down is Orlov if he is not in top 100?
September 03, 2013
Votes: +0

Habsforplayoffs said:

Habsforplayoffs
Beauchemin? Where's Beauchemin?
September 01, 2013
Votes: +2

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Isle B. "they can't score if they don't play"...Fantasy value puts stock in the "if"

CallMejerry - because these rankings factor in current team strength. Toronto is a playoff team, WPG is not.
September 01, 2013
Votes: +0

CJMac17 said:

CJMac17
Current vs. Future Value Addition Really like Pengwin7's comment/suggestion about adding a column to this list to differentiate between current year and future value. That would be extremely helpful and I think would help clear up lots of confusion about the rankings. Overall, I think you've done a great job and suggestions like Pengwin7's only helps the product to be even BETTER!
August 24, 2013
Votes: +0

CallMeJerry said:

CallMeJerry
... Just wondering - why is Rielly ahead of Trouba in this ranking but it's reversed in the prospect rankings?
August 23, 2013
Votes: +0

Isle B. said:

Isle B.
... Pure offensive defensemen like McBain and Rundblad may have upside but they can't score if they don't play (or play sparingly or play a lot but only in Charlotte or Portland). Faulk and Chara will bankably be number one defensemen in ATOI on teams that can score goals for the foreseeable future.
June 08, 2013
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Isle - Faulk's upside lies in his two-way game. This is points. Chara's 50-point days are done, I think. So his upside is limited (not looking at PIM)

ipguy - remember Ovechkin, and don't discount the hype - they hype these superstars for a reason. Doughty has upside, Kings for now are just defensive

hockey - Gudbranson has no offensive upside
May 03, 2013
Votes: +0

jff100 said:

jff100
... Where does Kindl fit in this list?
April 02, 2013
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dubroe said:

dubroe
Moving forward... I'm in a keeper pool. Who do you think will end up with more points next year? Wideman, Jack Johnson or Josi?
March 27, 2013
Votes: +0

jpguy13 said:

jpguy13
Doughty still #10? Why is Doughty still #10? Do you know something about him that we don't? He underperforms constantly and is on the cusp of losing the #1 offensive d-man job to Voynov in LA.

So, why so high?
March 19, 2013
Votes: +0

hockey said:

March 15, 2013
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Big Ben said:

Big Ben
... Where is Tyson Barrie? Did you forget him or he's really not in your top100 d-men?
March 05, 2013
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aleco83 said:

aleco83
... I'm glad Dillon is now on the rankings. If points weren't so heavily weighted this guy would be Calder material without a doubt. The game against the Oils where he brokeaway short handed and got robbed by a sprawling Duby really showed his awesome speed for such a big guy. Oh he also had 11 hits the other night, like holy **** and he fights! I would trade for him right now because he'll be a top 20 guy if he keeps this up.
March 04, 2013
Votes: +0

Isle B. said:

Isle B.
... Chara and Faulk should each be about 30-35 places higher. Chara ought to at least be higher than Kubina and Rundblad! And Faulk ought to at least be higher than McBain, his own teammate! All one needs to do is watch about one period of a Canes game to see that Faulk is better than McBain in every facet.
March 04, 2013
Votes: +0

mcarmody said:

mcarmody
Hamhuis Crazy that Hamhuis is just making the list now. Shut down guy but he finished 22nd among defencemen last year with 37 points. Even better pace so far this year.
March 04, 2013
Votes: +0

Carcillo said:

Carcillo
Kubina Looks like Kubina actually went up two spots in the last update! That's pretty funny.
March 04, 2013
Votes: +0

Carcillo said:

Carcillo
Pavel Kubina, really?!?!?!? How is Pavel Kubina still ranked as 45th best keeper D-man in February 2013? The guy is out of job currently and is already 35 years old. Playing in his homeland in Czech. Last time he put over 30 points was 3 years ago.

That's pretty big oversight. Kubina doesn't belong in this list anymore.
February 25, 2013
Votes: +0

Spleentastic said:

Spleentastic
huh Nick Leddy all the way up to 23 kind of surprised me. Interesting that he goes that high but guys like Justin Faulk and Dmitri Kulikov still toil way down on the list.
February 21, 2013
Votes: +0

CallMeJerry said:

CallMeJerry
... Schultz rocketing up to #9. Personally, I have him at 3. He might be 1 by the end of this season.
February 10, 2013
Votes: +1

iamddtm said:

iamddtm
The "Big" Man Hummm...
#28 with a 36 ranking?
He should have a ranking with twice your value!
I personally would keep him before Doughty and all followers.
He has had 50+ points in 3 of the last 5 seasons.
I am trying to figure out, the criteria (categories) that knock him down.
At age 35 I will keep him for at least another 3 years... And win my pool!

ZDENO CHARA



November 06, 2012
Votes: +3

HockeyProphet said:

HockeyProphet
... Has Gonchar's age caught up with him so that he can't crack the top 100?
October 23, 2012
Votes: +1

Dobber said:

Dobber
... I predicted 16 points for Bergeron in the guide. Lots of injury and healthy scratches on the way. I'm not very high on him at all.
September 03, 2012
Votes: +0

Who Dat said:

Who Dat
Hey, where's Marc-Andre? What happened to Bergeron? He drop right off your list?
August 03, 2012
Votes: +1

CallMeJerry said:

CallMeJerry
... Right now Schultz is at #78. With the signing in Edmonton, where is he at the next update? I'm going to guess around 30.
July 01, 2012
Votes: +0

JF Houle said:

jeffoule
Carlson vs Letang Carlson over Letang? Really?
February 16, 2012
Votes: -1

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Faulk - I like him, but don't think he'll ever be a 50-point dman. He's also on a terrible team. The difference between he and a Top 70 guy is miniscule, I consider them all about equal (anything within 5 rating points is 'equal' to me). But yeah, I'm not happy with my dman rankings once we slip out of the Top 40 or so. I'm not sure how to fix that without revamping the entire formula and all the rankings. It's for leagues that don't differentiate by position, so a Faulk wouldn't even be considered unless 450 players are already owned.

February 01, 2012
Votes: +0

Ron Burgundy said:

Ron Burgundy
What the Faulk? Hee hee hee - couldn't resist that title. But seriously Dobber - no love here, but you've got him in the midseason guide as scoring 24 points in the 2nd half (which I think might be a bit high, but just a bit). In any case I see a big chunk of guys in your top 100 that won't do that and/or that aren't already playing 23 minutes a night as a 19-year old. Faulk it, you should add him!
January 23, 2012
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Wayne said:

Toews
Kulikov 62???? Ratings were done before the season started but come on. Loved the cage match you wrote Kulikov vs Myers.....when does this get updated?
December 10, 2011
Votes: +2

Owen Parker said:

oparker
Just can't make up my mind... In a keeper league. I ended up with 4 great D-men and can keep only two. Who would you keep from

T. Enstrom, Wpg
E. Karlsson, Ott
K. Yandle, Pho

I'm thinking Yandle and Karlsson. But Enstrom is an auto 50+.
September 16, 2011
Votes: +2

Fred said:

Big Ben
B.Smith Hey Dobber,
where would you rank B.Smith in this list? He's #6 on your d-men prospect list, but he's not on this list...
thanks
May 26, 2011
Votes: +0

cc said:

ccsitdown
Month to month Hey Dobber,

Any way to add a column that shows their last month rank and up or down +/- like on the player page? I find that really helps in noticing movement.
May 04, 2011
Votes: +2

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Hamonic - ranked 104 last month. Moving up
Jake - yes, those are the three to keep, touch cuts though
March 31, 2011
Votes: +0

Jake B. said:

jake46
Who to keep? Dobber, if I were to use your d-man ranking to decide now which defencemen I should keep next year (I get to keep 3 of the six and I get a point for a goal and a point for an assist) I would keep Yandle, Doughty and Carlson (Wsh) and I would drop Shattenkirk, Dennis Wideman and James McBain. Is that what you think I be prepared to do?
March 21, 2011
Votes: +0

Rad64 said:

Rad64
Hamonic No love, Dobbs? Can't believe he didn't make the list. Top pairing with Streit next year should be worth something, don't you think?
March 02, 2011
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Dobber said:

Dobber
... Ben - playoffs, roll back Edler by nine points to get non-playoff ranking. This last month was also done pre-injury don't forget, you posted your comment after the injury, but my rankings went up prior to the injury.
Carcillo - that was a mistake I just caught today, thanks
Trevor - Gustafsson is all upside, and not so much "certainty". So on one hand his value is way up and on the other it gets dragged way down.
Kevin - Corvo should have been adjusted better last month. That oversight was caught this month and fixed.
March 02, 2011
Votes: +0

Ben Greenhouse said:

thinice
Edler vs Pitkanen/Franson Dobber, why is Edler almost twice Pitkanen's value, but in the midseason guide you have Pitkanen with only 2 points less 3YP, and a 10 pt. higher upside? Not disputing relative order, but I don't understand the magnitude of the difference.

Same with Franson, who has a higher 3YP and Upside than Edler. Why is Edler so much higher? Playoff value alone?
February 13, 2011
Votes: +1

Carcillo said:

Carcillo
Desharnais? David Desharnais at #46? He's a forward.
February 10, 2011
Votes: +1

Trevor said:

Brady19
... Hey Dobber, just saw that Erik Gustafsson is ranked in the middle of guys like Stralman (6smilies/cool.gif Ekman-Larsson (69), Kris Russel (72) Erik Gustafsson (73) Bogosian (74)... Would you say he's of a similar upside as that company? And is he that close to being NHL ready?

As always, I enjoy the rankings. smilies/smiley.gif
February 03, 2011
Votes: +1

Kevin Coghlan said:

BCFelony
JoeCo Probably just an oversight, but shouldn't Joe Corvo be somewhere in the top 100? He has 8 goals and 27pts in 51GP. He also gets a decent amount of PP time.
February 02, 2011
Votes: +2

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Dukla - Martin coming back to earth now, slowly...
Pengwin - oh yes, I know that would be helpful and I knew that when I launched the site. But I won't be giving away my formula variables now would I? smilies/smiley.gif

derek - OVERSIGHT! And a damn big one. MacDonald added in now.

Dave - a Robidas fan? Gonchar is in all of my leagues. Robidas is only owned in two of the five. That should say it all about how he is valued in several pool formats, as well as the power of a "name" player and a history of production.


January 31, 2011
Votes: +0

Dave said:

ddp
gonch gonchard ahead of Robidas....how hmmm....
January 09, 2011
Votes: +1

derek said:

buck0198
McDonald Where is Mcdonald from the Islanders at? Does he have the potential to climb into the top 100? Does he have any upside when Streit comes back?
January 04, 2011
Votes: +2

Pengwin7 said:

Pengwin7
Itemized Summations Dobber - I am able to follow your thought process for your rankings... but think it would be clearer if you created two columns of rankings: Current Year Value (CYV) + Future Year Value (FYV). Assuming a 50%/50% value split of the two, I could understand Buff having a CYV=60 + FYV=36. I could understand Mike Green having a CYV=40 and a FYV=56. 96 & 96. Sure, no problem.
.
But it does create a lot of confusion because some fantasy geeks associate value with just this year, some with future years, and some with a mix. Teams that are rebuilding need a value that is for next year & beyond. There is no way that I would rank Buff's FYV above Green/Doughty/Keith/Letang. This is definitely worth clarifying & differentiating, IMO.
January 03, 2011
Votes: +1

DuklaNation said:

DuklaNation
... Myers & Pietrangelo behind Paul Martin? C'mon now.
January 03, 2011
Votes: +0

statpadr said:

tedduf
never thought I would see it.... Buffy ahead of Green...tops of the dmen. Crazy crazy season.
January 02, 2011
Votes: +0

Rossi said:

Dean Youngblood
Fowler vs. Vlasic Pickles ahead of Fowler - I think this needs to be adjusted. Vlasic shouldn't even be on this list IMO.
December 03, 2010
Votes: +2

Greg Laxdal said:

Mooseknuckle
... Just an FYI - You have Josh Gorges in there twice. Not sure he is worth mentioning more than once..... LOL
December 02, 2010
Votes: +1

mike hess said:

SharkMeat
Gilbert Dobber since you dumped Gilbert; I would assume a lower ranking than 35...His trade value has been zero so what's up Guru????
December 01, 2010
Votes: +0

Dobber said:

Dobber
... Michael - you are correct, absolutely. But also keep in mind that Yandle holds little playoff value. But this update makes some of those changes. Ever-evolving this list...

Ed - Rozsival has been sitting in that 110-130 range for quite some time.
December 01, 2010
Votes: +0

Michael said:

MT319
... Edler 30...Yandle 25....Paul Martin 10....guy is a career 35 point defenseman, rarely shoots the pucks which significantly limits his offensive production, and particularly from a future projection standpoint will consistently play behind both Goligoski and Letang especially in terms of PP time...guy needs to get a big drop downward particularly with guys like Yandle ranked at 25 and Edler ranked at 30
November 24, 2010
Votes: +1

Ed said:

GoHabsGo
Confirming players are in your list I haven't seen Rozsidal in two (maybe three ) years in your list.
Plus I haven't seen Alzner in your list yet.

Keep up the good work Dobber.
November 03, 2010
Votes: +0

mike hess said:

SharkMeat
Thoughts for next time Dobber: A few inputs for the next list....

Keith - Not as much dept in Chi, will he drop a bit in output
Markov - injury included, don't know when he will be back
Kaberle - Does the Wilson controversy have an impact on how is played or how he plays?
Goligoski - Expect Letang to beat him out based on Angus's write up?
Gonchar - doesn't seem to get reduced enough for his age and injuries
Johnson - More STL will be stepping up for scoring, does it impact him
Martin - Too high given Letang's PP QB role
Enstom - how bad does he get hurt by the youth movement and having to cover D more

Always like your output, great to mull the reasons while looking at the stats...
September 11, 2010
Votes: +0

BTM said:

eyemissgilmour
... what is with Dobb's continual hatred for Ehrhoff? I don't get it. 44 and 42 points the last 2 years, he was their best plus d-man last season, and yet he's still ranked below guys like Cam Barker and Ian White? crazy
September 03, 2010
Votes: +1

mike hess said:

SharkMeat
DMen Dobber...nice list...I especially like the new prospects moving up on the list. Rather than take a 25 point Dman I can go for it and try to pick a young stud who is on the rise. Your focus on prospects and development should be right on the mark for many of these. I expect you will get lots of grief for this as many still have the old steady eddies on their teams, me I have Doughty and Myers already...smilies/grin.gif
September 02, 2010
Votes: +0

mike hess said:

SharkMeat
Ranger Ranger is announced as not playing this year.
September 02, 2010
Votes: +1

steve-o said:

Dr.Smurf
Mylers SoLo Myers seems too low for the kind of season he just put up. He's below OEL, and OEL hasn't even played a game in the NHL!
September 02, 2010
Votes: +2

Puckhead said:

September 02, 2010
Votes: +0

Dobber said:

Dobber
... The D-list is late, but it's up now.
September 02, 2010
Votes: +0

Puckhead said:

Puckhead
... I think the D men are updated the 10th, or 20th of each month Ed.
September 02, 2010
Votes: +0

Ed said:

GoHabsGo
... Has the September 2010 number been posted for the Top 100 Dmen? - The top 300 Forwards have been.
September 02, 2010
Votes: +0

Puckhead said:

Puckhead
Chara in a free fall??? Why does Chara continue to fall in the rankings? Last year wasn't his best, but he was injured...is he not poised to become a big time D man once again?
August 25, 2010
Votes: +1

mike hess said:

SharkMeat
Statistic bias In looking at the rankings it appears that up and comers have a larger increase in ranking than the tried and true from last year? I don't know the formula just a guess looking at the change from July to August; where not that many changes to team location by the top 100..just looks like a bias. thanks
August 08, 2010
Votes: -1

Ethan Glazener said:

ethanglazener
Jovo? Why no Jovo? I know he is aging, but he is only 2 weeks older than Dan Boyle. Jovo is also injury prone, but his fantasy relevance is still higher than a lot of the guys further down the list.
August 02, 2010
Votes: +0

Dobber said:

Dobber
... I don't have as high regard for Cumiskey as many people.

I add 5 to the ratings because otherwise the dmen at the bottom of this list would have a negative value, which doesn't look nice. Just aesthetics.
July 23, 2010
Votes: +0

David Walker said:

WALKER
Ratings +5.0 over Top 300 Why is the rating on your top defensemen 5.0 higher than on the Top 300 for the same player? For example Duncan Keith is 80.7 on here, yet 75.7 on Top 300?
July 08, 2010
Votes: -1

Dale McCarthy said:

digitalmonkey
Kyle Cumiskey What are your thoughts on Kyle Cumiskey? I think he should be on this list.
June 22, 2010
Votes: +0

Renegade said:

Renegade
Oops I do see Robidas... Either way... curious about Niskanen.
May 04, 2010
Votes: +0

Renegade said:

Renegade
DAL D Dobber, since you have no Dallas Dmen in your top 100... do you feel that Niskanen will not rebound from his bad season?

I obtained him at a low cost and figured he would rebound like Tom Gilbert. Bad years.. just need more ice time and less competition.
May 04, 2010
Votes: +0

Gilles Courchesne said:

CatEye
Why P.K. Subban not in the top 100 Why P.K. Subban not in the top 100 and Sanguinetti and Kindl are.
IMO Subban pass ahead Sanguinetti in is developpement.

Cat-Eye.
April 02, 2010
Votes: +1

Mason Black said:

lfchockey
... Is it just me or is Jay Bouwmeester the most overrated (fantasy) defenceman around?
I've held this guy for 4 years now and I cringe every time I look at the box scores!
How is he a top 10 Fantasy D???
January 29, 2010
Votes: +2

Alain Brosseau said:

brosal04
Byfuglien Hey Dusty is no longer D eligible on yahoo. I think that boat has sailed.
November 07, 2009
Votes: +1

Chris Cruz said:

Habber
... is this list only for this season? Why is Andrei Markov ranked 34? Behind Visnovsky? Are you kidding? If this is just for this year, then fine, I buy that with the injury, but if this is a list of the top defenseman to own in a keeper, he should be much higher....you have Scott Niedermayer at 22 for crying out loud....just looking for justification.
November 05, 2009
Votes: +1

dean little said:

drl33
... Im glad you hyped up Goligoski so much, really made me go out and trade for a draft pick so i could scoop him up in my keeper draft, his start has been money, and now he is the #2 ranked dman, love it!
November 04, 2009
Votes: +1

Dobber said:

Dobber
... You commented on October 30, when the list was 29 days old. In that time, we had no idea how Quincey would do.
November 03, 2009
Votes: +0

Rad64 said:

Rad64
... I'm wondering why Quincey is so low on this list???
October 30, 2009
Votes: +0

lanky522 said:

lanky522
... Tim Purcell:
Does Dobber have a hate on for Sheldon Souray?
I really don't understand how Souray end's up at the 40th best fantasy D-man. Is the likes of Jovanovski, McCabe, Zidlicky, and Pitkanen really a better fantasy option? I dont think so.


I'd probably take all of those guys over souray. in a points leauge (as the rankings are based on), souray isn't really that valuable; especially considering the fact that he's played what... 2 full NHL seasons?

Obviously if your league counts goals, he gets a boost in value, but the above ratings don't use that breakdown... strictly points, souray is and injury prone, 40-50 point guy. All those guys you mentioned are at least as good, and most of them are younger or more durable (arguments could possibly be made against this). Hence the higher rating.
October 20, 2009
Votes: +0

Tim Purcell said:

r24532574
Does Dobber have a hate on for Sheldon Souray? I really don't understand how Souray end's up at the 40th best fantasy D-man. Is the likes of Jovanovski, McCabe, Zidlicky, and Pitkanen really a better fantasy option? I dont think so.
September 13, 2009
Votes: +1

Rad64 said:

Rad64
... Looks like positions finally caught up to Byfuglien. Yahoo now has him as a RW.
September 02, 2009
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dstarsboy said:

dstarsboy
Weber? I thought Coburn would blow up last season because he was basically loaded with ice time but he didn't. That when it was just him and Timmonen. Now that Pronger's in the picture, I dunno. I think he's still a good grab for the future.

Why is Weber ranked so low?
August 11, 2009
Votes: +0

Dean Youngblood said:

Dean Youngblood
Coburn over Doughty Would anyone take Coburn over doughty? What can be expected for Coburn next season as someone was forced to drop him in our league? Projections anyone?
August 02, 2009
Votes: +1
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