Ok we all agree we need 1 or 2. heck even Holland and Babcock are finally talking about. Should have listened to us! We all have been talking about it for several years now....... Ok so who are the top RHed dmen? What would be list as the attributes?
I will start with: Under 30, at least 6ft tall, at least 200 pounds, can skate, hit block shots, and score. Did I miss anything?
So here is what I come up with as a shopping list. All numbers are based on 2014 season.
Weber Nsh 3rd in points, 24th in hits, 10th in blocked shots-The Gold Standard
Byfuglien Win 4th in points, 9th in hits, outside the top 100 in blocks
Subban Mon 6th in points, 46th in hits, 59th in blocks
Pietrangelo Stl 8th in points, 14th in blocks, outside the top 100 in hits
Wisniewski Clb 9th in points, 50th in hits, outside the top 100 in blocks
Niskanen Pitt 12th in points, 50th in hits, outside the top 100 in blocks
Shattenkirk Stl 13th in points, 97th in blocks, outside the top 100 in hits
Seabrook Chi 22nd in points, 20th in hits, 32nd in blocks
E Johnson Col 26th in points, 44th hits, 49th blocks
Green Wash 28th in points, 84th in blocks, outside top 100 hits
Carlson Wash 29th in points, 5th in blocks, outside top 100 hits
Doughty LAK 30th points, 19th hits, outside 100 blocks
Demers SJ 36th points, 83rd blocks, outside 100 hits
Voynov LAK 37th points 27th hits, outside 100 blocks
Schultz ED 38th points, 85th blocks outside 100 hits
Franson Tor 42nd points, 1st in hits, 77th blocks
Faulk Car 44th points, 89th hits 93rd blocks
Trouba Win 52nd points, 87th hits, 42nd blocks
Gilbert Flor 58th in points, outside top 100 in blocks and hits
Hamilton Bos 66th points, outside 100 hits and blocks
Jones Nash 67th points, 100 blocks, outside 100 in hits
Letang Pitt 77th points, outside 100 in hits and blocks
Myers Buf 78th points 70th hits, outside 100 blocks
Gudas TB 83rd points, 33rd blocks, 2nd hits
Stone Phx 85th points, 34th hits, 71st blocks
Lovejoy Ana 95th points, 7th hits, 25th blocks
hamonic NYI 96th points, 91st hits, 37th blocks
Petry ED 100th points, 18th hits, 39th in blocks
That list is 28 names long. those should be our targets. IMHO I would focus even further down to only the guys that make the top 100 in all 3 categories. That list is down to just 12 guys: Weber, Subban, Seabrook, Johnson, Franson, Faulk, Trouba, Gudas, Stone, Lovejoy, Hamonic, and Petry.