reasoning: OEL is on a contract year and is nothing short of a stud. His performance will be top notch as Phoenix has consistently gotten better. He was a beast in the playoffs, and is Maloney's golden boy.
Subban 2nd because he has the experience over the team capability. Montreal isn't really a contending team from what has happened, but who knows, they could strike gold.
MDZ is 3rd as he has experience and a solid team, but he is getting a new contract and may have the casual slump most have. Not to say he wont put up points, but NYR depth on defence is nothing to be shy about.
Schultz fourth because you dont know what youre getting. He has been nothing short of amazing in the AHL, but the problem is... it's the AHL. Lockout or not, not everybody can produce in both leagues. (A. Giroux)
Carlson last as I feel most Capital's d-men are products of Washington's offence. Carlson is good, but I dont see his potential to be as high as the rest.