NHL.com votes Doughty as league's top defenseman - LA Kings Insider

LET’S DEBATE. Arpon Basu, Brian Compton, Corey Masisak and Dan Rosen of NHL.com voted on the league’s top defensemen, and lo, there was Drew Doughty at number one. Also noteworthy: The “Others receiving votes category” got Muzzed.

Via NHL.com: Top 14 in ’14-15 – Defensemen:
1. Drew Doughty (2 first place votes)
2. Shea Weber (1 first place vote)
3. Zdeno Chara (1 first place vote)
4. Duncan Keith
5. P.K. Subban
6. Erik Karlsson
7. Alex Pietrangelo
8. Ryan Suter
9. Mark Giordano
10. Viktor Hedman
11. Ryan McDonagh
12. Oliver Ekman-Larsson
13. Marc-Edouard Vlasic
14. Niklas Kronwall

Others receiving votes: Brian Campbell, Jake Muzzin, Brent Seabrook

NHL.com has also listed the top 14 left wings, right wings and centers. Goaltenders are up next. Do yourself a favor and don’t read the comments.

Kopitar ranked third in center voting behind Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews. Marian Gaborik was listed as the 10th best “right wing,” and while Justin Williams earned a vote at that position, Jeff Carter didn’t.