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 season is a long one, stretching from October to June, when the Stanley Cup is awarded. We spend those eight months filling our collective craniums with statistics, insights and sleepers in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage in our various fantasy leagues.
Occasionally our readers send in questions or grab our crew on Twitter looking for advice on who to drop or who to pick up, and we try to provide the best answer at that moment. Many times the answers are sound, and the people take our advice and live happily ever after, but there are times when the advice crashes and burns, which happened March 7 when "On the 'D'-Fence" suggested to a Twitter user that dropping Mark Giordano rather than James Wisniewski in favor of Andrei Markov was the best plan.