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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