Featured NHL 17 Ratings - Top 10 defenders

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  1. Ethan x 18

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    EA sports has released their top 10 defenders ratings for NHL 17.

    #10. Dustin Byfuglien - 91 overall
    At 6’5 and 260 lbs, Dustin Byfuglien lives up to the nickname of Big Buff. He skates very well for a man of his size and uses his Strength (95) and Balance (95) so outmuscle opponents in the offensive and defensive zone. He also has a bomb from the point, with a (93) Slap Shot Power rating.

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    #9. PK Subban - 91 overall
    The newly acquired Nashville Predator is one of the most dynamic offensive talents in the NHL. Subban is able to create scoring opportunities thanks in large part to his 5-star skating ability and heavy (91) Slap Shot Power rating. He also has the ability to land devastating hits with a (89) Body Checking rating.

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    #8. Marc Edouardo Vlasic - 91 overall
    The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs helped establish Marc-Edouard Vlasic as one of the best defensive defenseman in the league. He isn’t flashy, but his (93) Stick Checking, (90) Shot Blocking and (93) Defensive Awareness ratings are invaluable for teams looking to hold onto a tight lead.

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    #7. Victor Hedman - 92 overall
    Still only 25 years old, the big Swede is just entering his prime and is already an elite two-way defenseman. He possesses excellent shutdown skills with a (91) Stick Checking and (91) Shot Blocking rating to go along with high-end pucks skills, including a (89) Passing and (89) Puck Control rating.
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    #6 Brent Burns - 92 overall
    Burns is coming off the best season of his career which saw him put up 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points in 82 games. He is one of the most complete defenders in NHL 17, with 5-star puck skills, shooting, defense and physical ability.
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    #5 Erik Karlsson - 92 overall
    Over the past five seasons, Erik Karlsson has been the league’s most prolific offensive defenseman. He leads all NHL 17 defenseman with a (94) Agility/Acceleration rating and (95) Passing/Puck Control rating. The only thing keeping him from being our top rated defenseman is his physical game which comes in at 3 out of 5 stars.
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    #4 Ryan Suter - 93 overall
    Suter is a workhorse on the backend with a (90) Endurance rating as he always finishes near the top of the league for time-on-ice. He impacts all areas of the ice and has 5-star puck skills, skating, senses and defense.
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    #3 Duncan Keith - 93 overall
    At 33 years old, Keith is still ranks in the top 3 for defenseman in NHL 17. The three-time Stanley Cup Champion and two-time Norris Trophy winner will be a sure fire Hall of Famer when his career is all said and done.
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    #2 Shea Weber - 94 overall
    With 5-star senses, defense and physical ability, Shea Weber strikes fear into his opponent’s every time he steps onto the ice. He can overpower players in front of the net with his (93) Strength and (92) Body Checking rating. In the offensive zone, he possesses the heaviest shot in NHL 17, with a (95) Slap Shot Power rating.
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    #1 Drew Doughty - 94 overall
    Coming off his first Norris Trophy win, Drew Doughty is the top rated defenseman in NHL 17. He is a big time minute muncher with a (92) Endurance rating and can have an impact in all three zones with 5-star puck skills, skating, senses and defense.
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    Source: https://www.easports.com/nhl/news/2016/nhl-17-player-ratings-top-10-defensemen

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    Rare thing: I agree with EA on this list.

    But where's Ekman-Larsson? Isn't he better than Byfuglien?
     
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    lol, we all knew Weber would be vastly overrated and it happened. Also, Subban > Burns, but Karlsson > Keith > Suter
     
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    It's pretty good,except Weber is rated too high,I'd also love to see someone else instead of Byfuglien in there.
     
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    Had a feeling Suter would be overrated again and my suspicions were correct.
     
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    he's not even the best defensman on minnesota
     
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    Yup Spurgeon's way better, Suter gets all that ice time because he acts like a prima donna when things don't go his way.
     
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    Karlsson>Keith>Suter>Weber what is this aids EA
     
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    I agree except for weber and suter.
     
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    Hahahahaha. These lists keep getting better and better. Buff before OEL and Geo, Weber at 94 and Kieth at 3 are hilarious.
     
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    Okay, what? No OEL on the list, Karlsson is equal to Burns and weaker than Suter. Thats terrible. Also, Weber is overrated again. I like Doughty, PK and Vlasics ratings, at least.
     
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    This might be even worse then the top 10 goalies list.
     
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    Petro>Burns/Weber/Byfuglien/Suter/Subban
     
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    holy shit hes alive
     
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    PK Subban is rated at #9, what?

    C'mon, he's better than that.
     
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    Wow these ratings are terrible. Suter needs to be lower, no way he's better than Karlsson.
     
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