I am a Pens fan so take that as you will, but my vote goes to Niskanen. The guy was virtually Pittsburgh's only defenseman to play well in last season's playoff series, and he's getting time on the top pairing with Letang since Martin and Orpik have been playing together this year.
Despres has seen time with Letang too, but Niskanen has looked much better IMO. He's also on the second PP unit.
Assuming you're using the categories in your signature, Niskanen's +/- should be miles better than Tyutin's simply because of their respective teams. SOG and PIM should be comparable, but Niskanen has the better overall upside if he sticks with Letang.
Last edited by PittPens1787; January 23, 2013 at 4:14 AM.
10 Teams, Keep 15
H2H Categories: G, A, +/-, Hits, PPP, SOG -- W, GAA, SV%, SO
3C - Backstrom, Barkov, Giroux, Couture, Carter, Turris
3LW - Ovechkin, Benn, Zetterberg (C), Boedker, Lee
3RW - Kucherov, Oshie, Atkinson, Teravainen (LW), Hayes
5D - Burns, Subban, Ekman-Larsson, Letang, S Jones
2G - Schneider, F Andersen, S Mason, Talbot
4 Farm - M Dal Colle, K Connor, N Ritchie, A DeAngelo