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HockeyBuzz Hotstove
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 09.04.2013

Nov 18 @ 10:20 AM ET
HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Top-5 defensemen in the Western Conference?
iknowbest
Seattle Kraken
Location: I believe in unicorns, santa c
Joined: 08.28.2012

Nov 18 @ 10:41 AM ET
HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Top-5 defensemen in the Western Conference?
- ToddCordellVAN


Nice read. Between Heiskenen, Hughes and Makar the young gun d men in the west are a treat to watch. Wonder how many Norris trophies in the next 15 years go to those 3.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Nov 18 @ 11:48 AM ET
HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Top-5 defensemen in the Western Conference?
- ToddCordellVAN


Nailed it Sean
MisterBrown
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.10.2020

Nov 18 @ 12:10 PM ET
If injuries don't work their way in, these three will will vie for the trophy on the regular.
AxlRose91
Joined: 09.24.2013

Nov 18 @ 12:52 PM ET
Changing of the guard out west, with not a single vote for Doughty or Karlsson. Which makes sense - neither belongs on the list

I’d go Josi, Heiskanen, Theodore, Pietrangelo, Makar. Hon mention to Ellis

jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Nov 18 @ 1:47 PM ET
HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Top-5 defensemen in the Western Conference?
- ToddCordellVAN


just skip to Sean

Spurgeon? come the hell on
Udogs
Joined: 09.19.2019

Nov 18 @ 11:42 PM ET
John Klingberg is better than Jared Spurgeon and Klingberg isnt even the best defenseman on his team
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Nov 19 @ 1:41 PM ET
John Klingberg is better than Jared Spurgeon and Klingberg isnt even the best defenseman on his team
- Udogs


I agree. Spurgeon is good, but no way is he top 5 good. Doughty may still have him beat as well. He's outproduced Spurgeon in every season since 2008, won some serious hardware, brings physicality (invisible in Spurgeon), and is good in his own zone. Sure his production has declined for 3 consecutive seasons, but he's had some hard miles, and declining support.

Suter has 5 consecutive 40+ point seasons, Dumba is no slouch. Is Spurgeon even Minnies top D?
Hardbalz
Joined: 06.08.2011

Nov 20 @ 8:28 AM ET
Is Cordell related to Spurgeon?
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Nov 21 @ 2:30 AM ET
Sean got this right, I think