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Preseason Ranks: Defensemen

Rankings: C | LW | RW | D | G

The following list comprises the top 50 preseason defenseman rankings of each Yahoo! fantasy hockey expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 50 composite ranking of the three experts, with the remaining defensemen that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

Note: Janet Eagleson is a RotoWire columnist who contributes regularly to Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Hockey during the NHL season.

Defenseman Rankings
 
Matt
Romig

Scott
Pianowski

Janet
Eagleson

Composite
Ranking
Nicklas Lidstrom 1 1 1 1
Dion Phaneuf 2 2 2 2
Zdeno Chara 3 7 3 3
Mike Green 6 3 5 4
Brian Rafalski 4 5 7 5
Chris Pronger 8 4 4 5
Dan Boyle 7 6 8 7
Brian Campbell 5 8 10 8
Scott Niedermayer 12 9 6 9
Andrei Markov 9 10 9 10
Joe Corvo 11 11 13 11
Jay Bouwmeester 19 13 11 12
Tomas Kaberle 16 17 16 13
Bryan McCabe 10 14 28 14
Sheldon Souray 15 22 17 15
Ed Jovanovski 17 18 22 16
Lubomir Visnovsky 18 16 27 17
Dustin Byfuglien 13 15 35 18
Brent Burns 14 34 15 18
Sergei Zubov 20 30 14 20
Wade Redden 29 12 26 21
Kevin Bieksa 21 19 29 22
Mathieu Schneider 25 28 20 23
Niklas Kronwall 23 20 33 24
Andrej Meszaros 33 21 24 25
John-Michael Liles 32 23 25 26
Marek Zidlicky 34 27 19 26
Shea Weber 30 35 18 28
Mark Streit 24 29 41 29
Dennis Wideman 37 26 34 30
Philippe Boucher 42 24 32 31
Braydon Coburn 28 33 38 32
Brent Seabrook 27 31 43 33
Joni Pitkanen 46 37 21 34
Duncan Keith 26 36 44 35
Michal Rozsival 43 42 23 36
Pavel Kubina 41 32 36 37
Kimmo Timonen 38 12 38
Kris Letang 22 31 39
Mathieu Carle 47 40 40 40
Filip Kuba 35 48 45 41
Rob Blake 40 30 42
Ryan Suter 31 42 43
Ron Hainsey 50 25 44
Matt Niskanen 39 41 45
Sami Salo 36 47 46
Adrian Aucoin 45 38 46
Tobias Enstrom 46 39 48
Paul Martin 49 48 49
Jack Johnson 48 50 50
Cam Barker 37
Alex Goligoski 39
Keith Ballard 43
Shane O'Brien 44
Johnny Oduya 44
Dan Hamhuis 45
Francois Beauchemin 46
Craig Rivet 47
Brad Stuart 49
Jaroslav Spacek 49
Tom Poti 50

Scoring system: GOAL, AST, +/-, PPP, PIM, SOG

Updated Tuesday, Sep 30, 2008