NY Rangers: Power Ranking Their Corps of Defensemen

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NY Rangers: Power Ranking Their Corps of Defensemen
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After finishing last season in third place in the goals against category, it's safe to say the New York Rangers are one of the more difficult teams to score on in the NHL.

Without a doubt, Henrik Lundqvist should receive a bulk of the recognition for these accomplishments, as he has literally stood on his head since entering the league in 2005.

But it would be wrong to dismiss the group of defensemen who play directly in front of him.

It seems every season the Rangers are able to graduate and develop a quality young defenseman, and that's a testament to the team's excellent drafting and minor league affiliate, the Connecticut Whale.

Both organizational strengths have allowed the team to compile one of the league's youngest and most balanced defense corps. With the oldest among the group being only 29 years of age, Rangers fans could be in store for a solid defensive product for years to come.

But not all defensemen are created equal, and that's why we're here. So here are the power rankings of the Rangers' seven active defensemen.

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