Staal was named #1 two years ago.
Mirtle ranks every defenceman who plays in defensive situations by the quality of players they face (QCMP) and how many goals against they are on the ice for at even strength and while shorthanded.
...good thing Mirtle's list doesn't include game costing giveaways from last night in his list.
Kevin, with all due respect, I know Staal made the game decising turnover but the whole play was negatively created by Drury. Please go back a second or two and watch what Drury does, or doesn't do, with the puck. I hate to say it but he going to be the downfall of us in the playoffs. Torts played him way too much in overtime and it cost us. He is clearly a step behind. Please watch the play.
Yes, Drury absolutely has to be criticized for not clearing the puck as well, but c'mon, Staal had all day and two Rangers on the other side of the ice. He deserves as much if not more blame.