The Best Defense(man) is Good Offense

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This week the Eastern Edge takes a closer look at seven Eastern Conference defensemen who are putting up offensive numbers this post season

It’s been said that defense wins championships. I’ve been a firm believer that this applies to fantasy hockey as well, but obviously with a slightly different angle. For leagues that require a certain number of defensemen, finding players that can provide steady production from the back end are invaluable.


This week, I’ll take a look at seven Eastern Conference defensemen that are putting up some very good numbers in the playoffs so far, six of which had more points than Sidney Crosby heading into last night’s game. Then I’ll look into my crystal ball to forecast whether their production will carry over to next season.

Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins


Age at Start of 2014-15 Season:  27

Contract Status:  Signed through 2021-22

2014-15 Cap Hit:  $7,250,000


Last Sunday’s three point game by Letang is exactly why you can’t sell low on this guy. Even