- Defensive skill: is the player expected to play against the teams best offensive players? Are they expected to log lots of minutes in their own zone? Do they play a significant role on the PK?
- Offensive flair: Does the player rack up a lot of points? Does the player just receive a lot of assists or does he find the back of the net a lot? Does he score 5 on 5 or does he rely on PP time? Does he make the PP more dangerous.
- Is he a good skater? Is he fast? How is his fore checking and back checking?
- is his plus/minus an indication of good play or preferable deployment?
- how well does this player mesh with different defensive pairings? Does he fall apart more often than the other when partners are switched?
- Is he a leader in the room?
So take a minute and think about each one of these aspects of our top 3 defense man over the course of their career in Vancouver and make an educated decision.
Dan Hamhuis: 3 Seasons: 161GP 11G 57A 68Pts 86PIM +56 7PPG 0GWG
Kevin Bieksa: 8 Seasons: 440GP 46G 150A 196Pts 670PIM +30 17PPG 9GWG
Alex Edler: 7 Seasons: 401GP 47G 148A 195Pts 212PIM +32 23PPG+1SHG 2GWG
Hamhuis: 24GP 1G 8A 9Pts 12PIM +3 2PPG 0GWG
Bieksa: 61GP 9G 15A 24Pts 105PIM +10 2PPG 3GWG
Edler: 55Gp 7G 20A 27Pts 34PIM +1 3PPG 0GWG
Edited by knoxdown, 20 February 2013 - 02:00 PM.