Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com Correspondent Brian Metzer will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy defensemen in our weekly segment: "On the 'D'-fence." From updated defensemen rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Metzer will be your fantasy d-man expert all season long.
The National Hockey League trade deadline now is just six days away, which means the deadline in your fantasy league is creeping closer, as well. Owners have but a brief window of time remaining to tinker with their line-ups for the stretch drive and the playoffs, which in most Yahoo! Standard head-to-head leagues kick off in just four weeks.
A week ago we took a look at some of the defensemen you might be able to acquire on the cheap in your respective leagues that could push you over the top. This week we are going to look at a handful of players who have been making the rounds in the rumor mill and could see their fantasy values enhanced by a "real life" deal. We also are including the percentage of Yahoo! Standard leagues in which they are owned in parenthesis.