Meltzer’s Musings: Defense Pairs, Callup Candidates

When people rank a defense corps according a depth chart, there is a natural tendency to call the two players on the top pairing the number one and number two defensemen, the guys on the second pairing the numbers three and four, etc. But it doesn't always work that way.

For example, prior to Chris Pronger's career-ending concussion issues, he was the Flyers' number one defenseman. He played i

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