Preseason Ranks: Defenseman

Yahoo! Sports Staff
Yahoo! Sports

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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

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