With just over a month in the books, we've seen plenty of surprises in the early parts of the 2010-11 fantasy season. Nothing has been more noticeable than the growth of several youngsters on the blue line, specifically Kris Letang, Alex Goligoski, Dustin Byfuglien, John Carlson and P.K. Subban. As you'll see in our updated defensive rankings, there has been a continuous youth movement among the defensemen throughout the NHL this year.
However, before we get into our new rankings, let's take a look at some critical injuries along the blue line -- some of them have already happened and some are still in effect, but either way, this year's defensemen have taken some serious hits.