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Vote for the NHL's All-Decade Team - Defensemen

Wednesday, 12.23.2009 / 6:30 PM / All Decade 2000-2009

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2010 is upon us, which begs the all-important question: who was the NHL's best blueliner from 2000 to 2009?

NHL.com wants to know what you think -- take a look at the candidates for the Best of the Decade below and cast your vote right now!

Then check back on Jan. 8 to see the complete results of the voting, and also find out which milennium-era superstars made the cut of our All-Decade Team as chosen by the NHL.com Staff.




ROB BLAKE
Teams played for in 2000s:


* 19th all-time in NHL defensive scoring
* LAK's all-time D-man scoring leader
* Stanley Cup champion in 2001
* Won Olympic gold medal in 2002
* Four-time All-Star in the 2000's

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DAN BOYLE
Teams played for in 2000s:


* Stanley Cup champion in 2004
* NHL Second Team All-Star (07 & 09)
* TBL's all-time D-man scoring leader
* Silver medal in 05 World Championship
* Scored 20 goals in 2006-07
 

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ZDENO CHARA
Teams played for in 2000s:


* Four-time NHL All-Star in the 2000's
* First Team NHL All-Star (04 & 09)
* Norris Trophy Winner in 2009
* Three-time NHL's hardest shot (07-09)
* Scored 19 goals in 2008-09
 
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SERGEI GONCHAR
Teams played for in 2000s:


* Stanley Cup champion in 2009
* Five-time NHL All-Star in the 2000's
* Second Team NHL All-Star (01 & 03)
* Led East Conf. d-men in scoring twice
* Scored 26 goals in 2001-02
 

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NICKLAS LIDSTROM
Teams played for in 2000s:


* 8th all-time in NHL defensive scoring
* Stanley Cup champion in 2002 & 2008
* Won Con Smythe in 2002
* Six-time Norris winner in the 2000's
* Won Olympic gold medal in 2006

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SCOTT NIEDERMAYER
Teams played for in 2000s:
 

* Won Stanley Cup in 2000, 03 & 07
* NJD & ANA all-time D-man scoring leader
* Conn Smythe winner in 2007
* Norris Trophy winner in 2004
* Olympic gold medal in 2002

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DION PHANEUF
Teams played for in 2000s:
 
 

* First Team All-Star in 2008
* Gold medal in 07 World Championships
* Two-time All-Star in the 2000's
* Scored 20 goals rookie season (05-06)
* Racked up 182 PIM's in 2007-08

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CHRIS PRONGER
Teams played for in 2000s:


* Stanley Cup winner in 2007
* Norris Trophy winner in 2000
* Hart Trophy winner in 2000
* Four-time All-Star in the 2000's
* ANA's third all-time D-man leader
 

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SCOTT STEVENS
Teams played for in 2000s:


* Stanley Cup winner in 2000 & 2003
* Conn Smythe winner in 2000
* Three-time All-Star in the 2000's
* NJD's all-time +/- leader (+282)
* NJD's second all-time D-man leader
 

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SERGEI ZUBOV
Teams played for in 2000s:


* Second Team All-Star in 2006
* Scored 71 points in 2005-06
* Second in D-man scoring in 2005-06
* Voted to NHL All-Star team in 2000
* 1,068 career games in the NHL

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