Fantasy Indicators of Success 2009: Defenseman

Ryan Ma

2009-11-10

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Last year, I began the column by discussing a widely debated topic in fantasy hockey. Do defensemen really make a difference in fantasy pools? As much as many fantasy poolies want to deny it, defensemen do play an important role on influencing the outcome of your fantasy league. Let's visit this example:

 

Team A (top three ranked D-men + 25th ranked at each C, LW, RW)


Name

G

A

+/-

PIM

PPP

SOG

Dan Boyle

3

13

4

12

9

43

Chris Pronger

3

11

11

22

6

29

Zedno Chara

1

8

4

36

5

40

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