Ranking The Atlantic Division Defensive Corps

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On Wednesday,  I took a stab at ranking the goalies in the Atlantic Division, so today I turn my attention to the blueliners.  This is a little tougher,  because defensemen come in many forms.  You have you all-around guys, your shut-down guys, and then the offensive guys.  That last category is the one that gets the most attention, because they put up the points, which is the most quantifiable stat.

Feb 28, 2013; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) talks with defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the first period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

So, since it is difficult to compare apples to oranges, what I decided to was take the top 4 projected blueliners from each team (in my opinion) and ranked them as a group against the other teams’ top 4.