Top 25 d-men scoring leaders:
1.Sergei Gonchar PIT: 20 G 76 PTS
2.Nicklas Lidstrom DET: 12 G 74 PTS
3.Scott Niedermayer ANA: 13 G 73 PTS (should he decide not to retire)
4.Lubomir Vishnovsky LA: 21 G 71 PTS
5.Dan Boyle TB: 23 G 70 PTS
6.Chris Pronger ANA: 17 G 70 PTS
7.Tomas Kaberle TOR: 12 G 68 PTS
8.Ryan Whitney PIT: 19 G 67 PTS
9.Bryan McCabe TOR: 17 G 66 PTS
10.Andrei Markov MTL: 11 G 65 PTS
11.Kimmo Timonen PHI: 10 G 63 PTS
12.Sergei Zubov DAL: 13 G 61 PTS
13.Sheldon Souray EDM: 21 G 59 PTS
14.Dion Phaneuf CGY: 18 G 57 PTS
15.M-A Bergeron NYI: 15 G 55 PTS
16.Wade Redden OTT: 14 G 54 PTS
17.Matt Carle SJ: 15 G 53 PTS
18.Joni Pitkanen EDM: 10 G 52 PTS
19.Brian Rafalski DET: 11 G 51 PTS
20.John-Micheal Liles COL: 17 G 50 PTS
21.Mathieu Schneider ANA: 16 G 50 PTS
22.Philippe Boucher DAL: 19 G 49 PTS
23.Tom Poti WSH: 12 G 49 PTS
24.Kevin Bieksa VAN: 15 G 49 PTS
25.Shea Weber NAS: 22 G 48 PTS
Other notable offensive defensemen: B. Campbell, J. Bouwmeester, S. Salo, Z. Chara, T. Preissing, J. Corvo, R. Hamrlik
Let me know what you think, especially if I forgot someone!
Good blog. I'm very suprised though that Derian Hatcher did not crack the lineup in scoring here! LOL.
Bouwmeester will have 50 points no question (barring injury)
Nice List ! Ryan Whitney is going to have a huge year !
you forgot tarnstrom .he will light it up this year.also adrian acouin will have 50 points
i do not think any defender will have over 70 points. Kaberle and McCabe will both be in the top 5 ( barring injury) Gonchar will not be in the top 5. Neither will Vishnovsky or boyle. Top ten will be as follows. Scott Niedermayer 69Thomas Kaberle 67Nicklas Lidstrom 66Chris Pronger 65Bryan McCabe 65Sheldon Souray 62Segei Zubov 60Sergei Gonchar 55Dan Boyle 52Dion Phaneuf 52
I think Timonen will be in this list. He'll continue his role he had as a Predator with the Flyers and will produce a lot, especially on the powerplay.
Nice list. Looks like you are expecting a rise in scroing from the backline overall.
I don't think Lidsstrom is going to get outpointed by Gonchar. other than that, good list.
alas! no devils D-men, no surprise there
I wouldnt be surprised to see Weber higher up. That kid is amazing and he will be taking a higher role with timonen gone.
Lidstrom is awesome, Top 5 to ever player the game as a defenseman. He can completely dominate a game. It is insane to see Detroit dominate (the regular season at least) year in year out.