Victoria Matiash provides her weekly defensemen rankings, and discusses the prospects of Leafs rookie Jake Gardiner.
Two Ducks and one Kings player were chosen to the NHL All-Star Game.
The Devils only have one All-Star, while the Rangers send two and the Islanders have only one in the skills competition.
The NHL announced Tuesday the remaining 36 players and 12 rookies chosen by the league's hockey operations department to take part in this month's All-Star festivities that include the traditional game and skills competitions
The Washington Capitals' blue line is now deeper than Mike Greene, as John Carlson gives the team another offensive defenseman to deploy.
Puck Prospectus dishes on which teams will flaunt the best and worst blue lines in 2009-10, explaining the defense category from its upcoming season projections in ESPN The Magazine's NHL Preview.