Ep.259: Johan Pettersson, Number One Defenseman

Andrew Berkshire joins the show to help rank the best defensemen in the game. In this episode we discuss the nuances that make it tricky to evaluate the position (1:00), the honourable mentions that just missed the cut (21:45), and the top 20 itself (33:30). We also get into topics like Zach Werenski without Seth Jones, Dougie Hamilton’s perplexing usage, why people seem to hate Jeff Petry (49:15), how Oliver Ekman-Larsson finally has shiny toys to play with (1:11:45), why hockey people seem to love Alex Pietrangelo (1:04:15), and how Marc-Edouard Vlasic has freed up Brent Burns to do his thing (1:18:45).

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