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May 03, 2010
WHO IS THE BEST SHUTDOWN DEFENSEMAN?
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May 03, 2010

Si Players Nhl Poll

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WHO IS THE BEST SHUTDOWN DEFENSEMAN?

Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings 25%

Zdeno Chara, Bruins 23%

Shea Weber, Predators 10%

Chris Pronger, Flyers 9%

Scott Niedermayer, Ducks 7%

FAST FACTS

Of all first-line pairings, only the Predators' Weber and Ryan Suter (2%) were both among the top 10 vote-getters.... Washington's Jeff Schultz and Mike Green led the Caps to the Presidents' Trophy and finished one-two in plus-minus among defenders, yet only Green was recognized—with one vote.

Based on a survey of 272 NHL players

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