ESPN: Top defensemen/forwards

Since it’s going to be a slow day, I found myself over at ESPN looking at their player rankings. They did a vote of their internal writers, voting on the top defensemen and forwards for this coming season. Starting with the defensemen (top 50), Ryan McDonagh came in at #10, Dan Girardi at #14, and Michael Del Zotto at #38. At forward (top 100), Rick Nash came in at #28, Ryan Callahan at #34, Derek Stepan at #47, Derick Brassard at #87, and Brad Richards at #97.

Both articles are worth a read, even if it is just to argue that they got the rankings wrong. Personally I don’t look too much into rankings, especially since ESPN has a habit of relying too much on the previous year. I’d take career averages/trends over a hot/cold year.

6 Responses to “ESPN: Top defensemen/forwards”

  1. This ranking loses all credibility if Marc Staal is not ranked at all because he certainly is much better than DZ.

  2. Espn needs to stick with Football and basketball. Really Bobby Ryan not even on the list, WOW

  3. Hacks. All of them. Not like this blog. It doesn’t take half a brain to write. But to provoke thought and discussion. That’s a whole other ball of wax