The Importance of a good Stay-At-Home Defenseman

It’s vital for a National Hockey League team to have a couple of good stay-at-home defenseman in their lineup.

A stay-at-home defenseman is a d-man who has a defense first attitude, will rarely join an offensive rush, and does not pinch in the offensive zone. These are the guys you don’t see scoring too many points, but can hold together a defensive unit and get a team to the playoffs.
Just to give some examples of their importance:

1) Dallas Stars – once a team that you couldn’t find outside of the top 3 in the conference year after year, this year they are struggling to hold onto the 8th playoff spot. Main reason…loss of Derian Hatcher, one of the best stay-at-home defenseman in the league.

2) New Jersey Devils – Their success over the past decade has revolved around a good defensive core and great goaltending. Great stay-at-home defenseman such as Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko are the reason this team has been able to win championships.

3) New York Rangers – Their recent playoff skid can be directly attributed to a lack of cohesion on defense. Guys like Jeff Beukeboom and Doug Lidster helped them win the cup in 94. Their recent skid can be directly attributed to the losses of Greg DeVries and Darius Kasparaitis. The recent addition of Jamie Pushor was a good move by Sather.

Any others you would like to share??


50 Responses to The Importance of a good Stay-At-Home Defenseman

  1. Donovan says:

    Say what you want about the Leafs, but Aki Berg is playing quite well this year. The only question is can he keep it going, and improve. That is if he’s not traded.

  2. Aetherial says:

    The Leaf defense as a whole are not *great* but they are better than people are giving them credit for usually.

    I hate to say this but I would trade Kaberle as part of a package for a solid, rugged, stay at home D-man. I can’t think of any who would be available though… Maybe Brendan Witt? I dunno if he is available or what he would command in trade so I am just pulling a name out of my ass here.

  3. Aetherial says:

    I think the real key is to have a big physical D-man who will not wilt under the grind of playoff hockey and who can control big-forwards who forecheck hard in the playoffs.

    Chris Pronger, Darien Hatcher, Scott Stevens, Ed Jovanovski, even Zdeno Chara, all come to mind.

  4. matteo says:

    Lost a gaggle of defensemen……lost a few games….picked up a couple new D-men, including Markov, a great addition, and now they are playing better than ever. Maybe it is not so much a case of “stay-at-home” defensemen, but it shows the importance of a solid blueline. Although Ragnarsson is pretty much a stay-at-home d-man.

    When Ragnarsson, Seidenberg, Vandermeer and Desjardins come back it is going to be interesting to see what Clarkie will do. It is an easy fix to send Seidenberg and Vandermeer down, but what about the others….you will have…

    Weinrich

    Markov

    Timander

    Pitkanen

    Johnsson

    Therien

    Desjardins (8-10 weeks)

    Ragnarsson (cleared to play back saturday)

    According to the Philly Daily News – “Who sits will be an interesting choice. Hitchcock said he likes the way both new guys have played, which means either Eric Weinrich or Chris Therien will not play.”

    “Both [new] guys have made a good accounting of themselves. They really have played well,” Hitchcock said. “Markov was exactly what we knew we were getting after watching him. Timander is probably the biggest surprise. He’s played really well defensively, he’s moved the puck really well.”

    The Flyers are one of the rare instances that a team has a number of good stay at home defensemen, and it is no coincidence that they are playing well since picking up a couple more d-men.

    I think that when everyone is healthy Therien will have to go somewhere. I can’t see getting rid of Weinrich. He has been a solid stay at home guy for the Flyers all season.

    Timander has played suprisingly well and has been great on the breakout and in the offensive zone as well manning the point. Markov is just a warrior who will go through walls for you. He also is excellent on the breakout and a smooth skater out of his own end. He was a godsend to the Flyers blue-line.

    So basically, you send Vandermeer and Seidenberg down and then you have to unload Therien on a desparate team – although that will be tough considering the Flyers tried to waive him and there were no takers.

  5. matteo says:

    You need to have that one D-man who can match up against the Joe Thornton’s and Todd Bertuzzi’s fo the world. Even though you probably will have a center or another forward helping out it is a big plus to be able to pass that player off to a defenseman who can handle him.

    It was pretty apparent in last night’s Flyers game that the Florida D (I know they have a few guys out) just could not really contain Handzus, Primeau and LeClair. Once those big guys started to cycle down low the Florida D was draped all over them and the Flyers were just carrying them around on their backs and swatting them away. Even Brashear was looking good. Good thing Florida has Luongo – that guy is off his nut. He is about as good a goalie as I have seen all season.

  6. The_Conductor says:

    What was the point of this article? So are you going to follow up on the importance of a fore-checking D-man? Or the importance of a butterfly goalie… or the importance of a stand-up goalie. Then there’s the importance of a good 2-way player. Or the importance of a strong goal-scorer. But you cant forget the importance of a good passer, shooter, fighter, stick-handler, go to guy, etc…

    Every position is important… and the way the player plays is important. Who cares!

  7. habsoverserver says:

    The only stay at home defenseman I know are Phil Housley, Calle Johansson and Oleg Tvedovsky. They are staying at home while the other defenseman play hockey in the NHL.

    Devils are rumored to be trading a stay at home defensive prospect for Bondra.

  8. matteo says:

    The Impotance of Being Earnest

    The importance of the Flyers Delta Dental Ice Girls – who look amazing from the seats, but then you go to the Flyers website and look at them and they are a mess……good from afar, but far from good

  9. Beckfan5 says:

    I dont know if I would consider Doug Lidster a stay at home d-man. If you look at that cup winning team they had a stay at home on each unit, Beukaboom on the first, Lowe on the second and Jay wells on the third. Since Beuk went down I think theyve only had two stay at home D-men, Rich Pilon and Ulf Sameulson.

    It seems like every D-man they picked up over the last 6 seasons has thought that they were a smoth skating, puck passing, goal scoreing player and wound up getting trapped when their role was to protect their own zone.

    But I still think we need another scoreing winger instead.

    Poti for the Norris!

  10. habsoverserver says:

    What is the point of wasting attractive women on Flyers fans?

    However, Jamie is not so bad. At least none of them have the Northeast Philly ‘my hair is a hedge’ look to them.

    The Phila Eagles cheerleaders could all be centerfolds.

  11. The_Conductor says:

    Poti for Norris. “NO” I dont think I have to explain why… unless you can explain why he should.

  12. Beckfan5 says:

    Apperantly you havent seen some of my posts. Its a joke.

  13. Beckfan5 says:

    These chicks are busted, They couldnt do any better? Are all the chicks in Philly this nasty?

    I mean dont get me wrong, after a few beers and shots id stick most of em’.

  14. MantaRay says:

    Your premise is correct, Doug Lidster??? NO.

    A quality stay at home defensemen is vital to winning the cup. That is the comman thread:

    Stevens, Daneyko, Foote, Klemm, Devries, Beukeboom, Miller, the Vladinator, Chelios.

    High scoring forwards are for regular season and the All-Star games. When it counts its ALL defense.

  15. MantaRay says:

    Jamie Pusher?????

  16. jerzjayme says:

    that first comment is hilarious, you can add Yushkevich to that list also

    and that trade is not happening in my opinion. Hale (the stay at home dman in question) is going to be “the next scott stevens” according to lou. and im drinking lou’s kool aid

    jayme

  17. jerzjayme says:

    chicks in philly are gross, but i do live in jersey which isnt much better.

    i wouldnt go after chicks in philly cause id probably get shot in that ghetto ass city, place is freaking hurtin’

    jayme

  18. jerzjayme says:

    Pushor, kinda, he is more of a tough dman, 5-6 man.

  19. devfanman4 says:

    I’m not sold on Hale yet. He’s been improving slowly over the year. Maybe he just needs more time, but then again…look at White. Wasn’t he supposed to replace Stevens at one point? He still takes undisciplined penalties from time to time and he gets caught out of position going after the big hit.

    With that being said both Martin and Hale have improved greatly since Stevens went down with an injury. I still wouldn’t mind trading Hale for Bondra though.

  20. matteo says:

    Yuskie is playing in Russia

  21. matteo says:

    You can bust on the Hounds that the Flyers picked for ice girls – but lay of the city there Jayme…

    I was actually shocked that you liked girls since you spelled your name with a “y” Been dying to say that since I saw it…nothing personal….I guess.

    Like Camden is any better than the bad parts of Philly….yeah NJ is a real great state. I moved here from PA…..Garden State my ass

  22. matteo says:

    They are all hot from the cheap seat….but when ya get up close…..they are tore up from the floor up.

  23. Beckfan5 says:

    5 or 6 D-man? Dude he couldnt even crack Columbus’ top 6. He was in the minors when the Rangers traded for him. He sucks!

    Let me guess, if they go and sign Tverdovsky within the next two weeks, thats a good move also?

  24. kings_fan says:

    Mattias Norstrom is a great stay-at-home defenseman. He’s also smart with the puck and rarely misses a game.

  25. LondonK says:

    No way in heck would I trade kaberle for a stay at home d-man. He is far too important. Look at the way the leafs played with and without Kaberle in the lineup. You need a guy who can move the puck on your defense and Kaberle is the leafs guy. The Devils have a great defense, but the person who is key to them is not Stevens, it is Niedermayer. Zubov was huge for Dallas. Redden is huge for Ottawa. Lidstrom is huge for Detroit. Pronger is huge for St. Louis. All those guys can make the first pass out of their zone and that is an important thing. While I really like the leafs defense (yes it does need improvement if they want to win), and I feel McCabe is one of the most underrated defensman, their defense is crap without Kaberle.

    The leafs don’t play the trap and that makes it even more important to have guys that can move the puck to try and break the trap. That is the only way you can do it is by stretching it out with good quick puck movement.

  26. LondonK says:

    No way in heck would I trade kaberle for a stay at home d-man. He is far too important. Look at the way the leafs played with and without Kaberle in the lineup. You need a guy who can move the puck on your defense and Kaberle is the leafs guy. The Devils have a great defense, but the person who is key to them is not Stevens, it is Niedermayer. Zubov was huge for Dallas. Redden is huge for Ottawa. Lidstrom is huge for Detroit. Pronger is huge for St. Louis. All those guys can make the first pass out of their zone and that is an important thing. While I really like the leafs defense (yes it does need improvement if they want to win), and I feel McCabe is one of the most underrated defensman, their defense is crap without Kaberle.

    The leafs don’t play the trap and that makes it even more important to have guys that can move the puck to try and break the trap. That is the only way you can do it is by stretching it out with good quick puck movement.

  27. habsoverserver says:

    NYC has Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills has Rodeo Drive, Camden has Admiral Wilson Boulevard.

    Why do the Eagles have such stunning cheerleaders and the 76’s and Flyers have kennel clubs?

  28. MantaRay says:

    I am with 100% Beckfan5.

    The signing of Pushor is as great a move as signing Rhemue.

    Pushor is a scrub and AHL qualtiy d-man.

    I can see Sather going after Housley since he played in Calgary at one time which is in the same province as Edmonton.

  29. habsoverserver says:

    His premise is bs.

    C’mon, the devils also have some of the top offensive d-man in rafalski and neidermeyer, niedermeyer was their top scorer in the playoffs

    when the rangers won the cup, Sergie Zubov, an offensive defenseman led the team in scoring in the regular season, brain leech an offensive defensemen led them in scoring in the playoffs

    zubov added another cup w/ the stars

    Orr won 2 cups for the Bruins with his offense

    Savard Lapointe and Robinson didn’t play stay at home d for the habs

    Chelios was an offensive star when he won his first cup with the Habs

    Detroit has Lindtstrom

    The Avs won when they had two offensive dmen in Blake and Bourque.

    You think the Isles won four straight cups cuz of Dave Langevin’s 2 goals in 70 playoff games or cuz of Potvin’s 164 career playoff points in 185 games?

    Give me Bobby Orr flying through the air scoring a cup winning goal.

    Nothing is ‘vital’ to winning the cup.

  30. MantaRay says:

    When healthy Aaron Miller is one of the best in the league as well.

  31. habsoverserver says:

    His premise is bs.

    C’mon, the devils also have some of the top offensive d-man in rafalski and neidermeyer, niedermeyer was their top scorer in the playoffs

    when the rangers won the cup, Sergie Zubov, an offensive defenseman led the team in scoring in the regular season, brain leech an offensive defensemen led them in scoring in the playoffs

    zubov added another cup w/ the stars

    Orr won 2 cups for the Bruins with his offense

    Savard Lapointe and Robinson didn’t play stay at home d for the habs

    Chelios was an offensive star when he won his first cup with the Habs

    Detroit has Lindtstrom

    The Avs won when they had two offensive dmen in Blake and Bourque.

    You think the Isles won four straight cups cuz of Dave Langevin’s 2 goals in 70 playoff games or cuz of Potvin’s 164 career playoff points in 185 games?

    Give me Bobby Orr flying through the air scoring a cup winning goal.

    Nothing is ‘vital’ to winning the cup.

  32. habsoverserver says:

    Yeah I was just thinking about how much more exciting it is to watch a stay at home defenseman during the playoffs. So I took down my big photo of Bobby Orr (a useless offensive defensemen) diving midair to score the overtime Stanley Cup winning goal. Now I have up an 8×10 glossy of Gary Doak (a stellar stay at home guy) scratching himself alone at the other end of the rink while Orr plays hero.

  33. Beckfan5 says:

    Why not just sign Paul Coffey then?

    And by the way, Reahume got claimed off of waivers by St. Louis today.Now Mik and Bretzky can glow because w/ that move they brought up……….GARTH MURRAY!!!!!!!!

    I bet if he dresses tomorrow he only gets 5 minuets of ice cause thats the great Sather for you.

    Oh, and speaking of Sather, I was at the game last night and the best chat that came from the fans was… twet twet twet twet twet,twet twet twet SATHER SUCKS!!

  34. kings_fan says:

    Definitely, we’ve really missed him lately. I don’t know about Jason Holland. I know he’s young, but he makes some horrible mistakes on a frequent basis.

  35. the_expert_44 says:

    i saw the clip, orr actually goes flying AFTER he scores

  36. Habfanforever says:

    I think it is more important to find a good 2 way d-man. They also seem harder to come by. The best d-man in the NHL is a 2 way d-man, Lidstrom. Blake, Pronger, Souray and McCabe are other good ones.

  37. jerzjayme says:

    yeeeaaah, cause you know when i was born, i was like, HEY FUCK YOU MOM DONT SPELL MY NAME WITH A “Y”

    dumbass

    jayme

    ps- it was a joke calm down

  38. jerzjayme says:

    you know your in trouble when they replace potvin with your name

    jayme

  39. matteo says:

    Just messing around………I tend to do that….but maybe a relative should have stepped up and said something…kidding…..

  40. EmptyNetter says:

    Hey, take it from a Bruins fan, the stay at home D-man is highly underappreciated right now. Boston keeps trying to get guys like Sean O’Donnell and Hal Gil to go up and join the rush. The result? Lots of breakaway goals against us, sometimes on our PP because our D gets caught in the offensive zone and comes skating back late with their pants around their ankles. Guys who join the rush too often forget how to defend in their own zone — they don’t play as physical, don’t anticipate the pass in front of the net and don’t sweep the porch. Best choice is to pair one of each together.

  41. EmptyNetter says:

    Ha! I have that same Gary Doak picture hanging in my bedroom.

  42. MantaRay says:

    Every team had that defensive anchor.

    If you study the Devils each offensive D-men is paired with an anchor (Rafi/Stevens & White/Nieds).

    Zubov had Beukeboom and Kevin Lowe as anchors.

    Savard & Robinson were anchors in themselves, they weren’t Orr like.

    Chelios had others to back him up in Montreal.

    Lidstrom had Vlad and then Chelios (more of a stay at home D these days).

    The Av’s got their ass kicked in the finals with Blake & Bourque on D. Roy won the Conn Smyth because HE won the Cup for his undeserving team.

    Who also had Foote, Klemm and DeVries.

    A solid Defensive anchor IS vital.

  43. hoser24 says:

    I think the Bruins problems with those two isn’t the fact that they aren’t stay at home defensemen, because they are. The problem is that the Bruins want them to be offensive defensemen, which they obviously aren’t. They should have resigned Berard just for the simple fact that he could quarterback their powerplay.

  44. hoser24 says:

    I’m from Jersey too, Jayme, but I’d rather get lost in Philly over Camden or Newark. Hell, even Perry Street in Trenton is just as bad.

  45. hoser24 says:

    >Savard & Robinson were anchors in themselves, they weren’t Orr like.

    I just have to know….who exactly is “Orr like?”

  46. jerzjayme says:

    true but ive been robbed (and jumped) in camden, philly, new brunswick, newark, and ny. so i guess its just bad all around, i was just tryin to get on the phlyer fans nerves

  47. EmptyNetter says:

    No, I think those two are great stay at home defensemen. But I think the Bruins have been ignoring the need to have guys like Gill and O’Donnell hang back in the neutral zone in case of a breakout instead of forcing them to join the rush. Trying to make all of our defensemen offensively minded is hurting us. Now that we’ve picked up Jiri Slegr, who I think is better than Berard was, hopefully an O’Donnell/Slegr-type pairing will allow each man to do what he does best.

  48. MurphyTheWonderDog says:

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  49. LondonK says:

    He went to Columbus after losing his job in Pittsburgh, and failing to impress anything at the leafs camp, and then after flipping from the minors to the big team got cut again eventually. And Columbus sucks. Pushor is at best a stretched 7th man. He is an AHL defenseman who was lucky enough to be on some bad teams that had no defense so he made the team. He had one good season in Columbus where he had 13 points and was a +7 but after/before he has done nothing…well I guess he had one decent year in Detroit.

    And in a whopping 3 games with New York Pushor is a -4.

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