NHL Draft 2010: Top Ten Defensive Prospects

Posted: 21st June 2010 by Alan Bass in NHL
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The old mantra says that "Defense Wins Championships," right? Many NHL teams would agree. Though defense can often be dominated by the goaltender, a goalie's life is often made easier through the work of his defensemen. Having a solid defensive-minded player in front of the net can help opponents gain scoring chances and can often prevent goals from being scored. These defensemen can also help start the rush the other way, perhaps even springing a forward on a breakaway or an odd man rush. As the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California rounds the corner, it is helpful to take a look at the top defensive prospects whose names will be called on either Friday or Saturday. Some of these players are ones that could put up 50 assists in a season, while others are anchors on the bluelin ...

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