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Preseason Ranks: Defenseman

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The following list comprises the top 25 preseason defenseman rankings of each Yahoo! fantasy hockey expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 25 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 3 1 2 1
Sergei Gonchar 4 2 1 2
Chris Pronger 1 3 4 3
Ryan Whitney 2 5 3 4
Dion Phaneuf 5 4 6 5
Dan Boyle 7 6 9 6
Sheldon Souray 6 9 8 7
Bryan McCabe 11 8 5 8
Lubomir Visnovsky 8 7 13 9
Tomas Kaberle 10 11 7 9
Mathieu Schneider 13 16 10 11
Jay Bouwmeester 15 14 12 12
Philippe Boucher 12 21 11 13
Brian Rafalski 21 10 14 14
Kimmo Timonen 18 13 20 15
Sergei Zubov 25 12 15 16
Zdeno Chara 14 25 16 17
Marc-Andre Bergeron 19 23 19 18
Shea Weber 30 15 17 19
Kevin Bieksa 23 24 18 20
Matt Carle 17 20 29 21
Brian Campbell 26 19 22 22
Tom Poti 16 28 24 23
Wade Redden 22 18 28 23
Andrei Markov 29 22 21 25
Alexei Zhitnik 9 38 25 25
John-Michael Liles 27 17 30 27
Joni Pitkanen 24 36 23 28
Michal Rozsival 36 27 35 29
Roman Hamrlik 28 40 31 30
Marek Zidlicky 40 29 32 31
Erik Johnson 32 43 26 31
Tom Preissing 33 30 41 33
Joe Corvo 45 32 36 34
Andrej Meszaros 39 41 33 34
Ed Jovanovski 41 34 40 36
Christian Ehrhoff 44 26 46 37
Francois Beauchemin 31 50 37 38
Scott Niedermayer 20 35 39
Sami Salo 34 39 48 39
Rob Blake 37 45 44 41
Brett Clark 33 34 42
Paul Mara 42 27 43
Ron Hainsey 49 49 39 44
Brent Seabrook 31 42 45
Mattias Ohlund 35 47 46
Ryan Suter 50 37 47
Chris Phillips 38 48
Paul Martin 38 48
Filip Kuba 42 50
Kristopher Letang 43
Keith Ballard 43
Christoph Schubert 44
Brad Stuart 45
Shane O'Brien 46
Jack Johnson 46
Zbynek Michalek 47
Kurtis Foster 47
Barret Jackman 48
Derek Morris 48
Paul Ranger 49
Eric Brewer 50

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