Ranking The Atlantic Division Defensive Corps

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May 22, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman

Erik Karlsson

(65) controls the puck in the third period in game four of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Scotiabank Place. The Penguins defeated the Senators by a score of 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Karlsson will battle to reclaim the Norris Trophy after his injury suffered in 2013.  His combination with Marc Methot is one of the best all-around units in the league.  Jared Cowen will have something to prove when he signs his contract, whether he “wins’ or “loses” the staredown with Murray.  Patrick Wiercioch will be looked at to keep his trajectory going that he established last season and become a more integral part of the corps.