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Yahoo Ranking: 286
Some people said Visnovsky was on the decline of his career, after his disappointing 41 point season in 2007-08. Last season with the Edmonton Oilers, Visnovsky only tallied 31 points...in 50 games.
He was on pace for 51 points in 82 games, not too shabby. In fact, if you ask almost any Oilers fan, they will tell you that Visnovsky was one of, if not the, best players on the Oilers last season, and they really untangled after his unfortunate injury.
Now I understand that while the numbers are impressive, staying healthy is an important part of fantasy hockey too. But since the lockout, before last season, Visnovsky had only missed 15 games over three seasons...not exactly injury prone.
It boggles the mind to think that he is ranked lower than defensive specialists Mike Commodore and Johnny Oduya. He's also ranked lower than Tom Gilbert, who is lower on the Oilers' depth chart than Visnovsky!
If you can grab Visnovsky as your second (or maybe even third) defenseman, don't hesitate; you will not regret it.