WHO IS THE BEST SHUTDOWN DEFENSEMAN?
Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings 25%
Zdeno Chara, Bruins 23%
Shea Weber, Predators 10%
Chris Pronger, Flyers 9%
Scott Niedermayer, Ducks 7%
Of all first-line pairings, only the Predators' Weber and Ryan Suter (2%) were both among the top 10 vote-getters.... Washington's Jeff Schultz and Mike Green led the Caps to the Presidents' Trophy and finished one-two in plus-minus among defenders, yet only Green was recognized—with one vote.
Based on a survey of 272 NHL players