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EA Sports has released their NHL 16 player ratings for the top 10 defensemen in the game, along with screenshots of each one of them in action.

The team looked at puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating, and physicality when deciding their overall rating. Check them out below and post your thoughts.

1. Shea Weber (Overall Rating - 94)
2. Duncan Keith (Overall Rating - 93)
3. Drew Doughty (Overall Rating - 93)
4. Ryan Suter (Overall Rating - 93)
5. Erik Karlsson (Overall Rating - 91)
6. P. K. Subban (Overall Rating - 91)
7. Victor Hedman (Overall Rating - 91)
8. Ryan McDonagh (Overall Rating - 90)
9. Roman Josi (Overall Rating - 90)
10. Alex Pietrangelo (Overall Rating - 90)

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# 1 gator3guy @ 08/29/15 03:22 PM
All 90+

Guess it will be more of the same this year.
 
# 2 DylanBetts23 @ 08/29/15 06:29 PM
Maybe I'm crazy but I feel like Keith should be over Weber.
 
# 3 gator3guy @ 08/29/15 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DylanBetts23
Maybe I'm crazy but I feel like Keith should be over Weber.

Weber will have better strength/balance/checking/shot which will boost an overall.
 
# 4 BigMacAttack22 @ 08/29/15 07:53 PM
Weber isn't even close to this level anymore, especially if you're looking at his advanced metrics. I'm very surprised to still see him take the top spot.
 
# 5 willz1985 @ 08/30/15 10:36 AM
Top Goalie and one of the top Defenders, should be fun playing as Montreal this year
 
# 6 jyoung @ 08/30/15 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BigMacAttack22
Weber isn't even close to this level anymore, especially if you're looking at his advanced metrics. I'm very surprised to still see him take the top spot.
Josi was definitely Nashville's best overall defender last season.

But the overall ratings in this game probably place a lot of emphasis on shot power and hitting power, which Weber has much more of than Josi or Keith.
 
# 7 ianlast @ 08/30/15 01:03 PM
Weber over Keith and Doughty? Huh?

I also hope that Giordano, OEL and Letang just failed to make this list, and are rated 89/90.
 
# 8 BigMacAttack22 @ 08/30/15 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jyoung
Josi was definitely Nashville's best overall defender last season.

But the overall ratings in this game probably place a lot of emphasis on shot power and hitting power, which Weber has much more of than Josi or Keith.
Then perhaps it's time EA evaluates how they weight stats to determine a player's overall?
 
# 9 Moose24x @ 08/30/15 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by willz1985
Top Goalie and one of the top Defenders, should be fun playing as Montreal this year

And the Rangers, Kings, Predators (two top dmen and a goalie). Montreal hardly unique.
 
# 10 actionhank @ 08/30/15 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BigMacAttack22
Then perhaps it's time EA evaluates how they weight stats to determine a player's overall?
It's time EA does a lot of things for this game. The ratings just bunch everyone up, and make it so that ratings hardly matter.

In one of the videos, it shows Steve Ott as an 83. Steve. Ott. I like Steve Ott, but to me, hime being an 83 in anything that doesn't take into account his ability to talk trash on the ice is crazy.

EA's current ratings system just means players don't matter. The AI and players themselves don't really play any certain way, teams all play the same, so why does it really matter what their ratings are? I've never had trouble in the past with my backup goalie, or my starter. I never have to worry about which line is on the ice, because all of my guys are pretty much the same, and so are theirs. Their 4th line grinder is just as likely to deke through my defenders who are standing still at the top of the circles as Crosby is.

The game needs a lot of AI work, and attribute work, but i fear that since HUT barely needs those things, it's never going to get looked at.
 

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