Jason Chem brings us his Blue Line Buzz playoff primer for defensemen, breaking down each team's rearguards and how they might fare in the 16-team tournament.
Jason Chen checks in with his studs and duds on the blue line this week, and also delivers his Blue Line Buzz awards with the regular season coming to a close.
Jason Chen brings us his weekly defensemen column, looking back on the season and breaking down some of the more interesting narratives with the playoffs just a few weeks away.
Jason Chen takes stock of the landscape on the blue line again this week, this time turning his focus to some of college hockey's most prized commodities with the Frozen Four getting underway.
Jason Chen discusses his studs and studs on the blue line this week, with an added focus on a couple rookies that have made a real splash this year.
Jason Chen recaps all the trade deadline deals involving defensemen, then dives into his studs and duds on the back end this week.
Jason Chen checks in with his studs and duds on the blue line this week, wondering when Brent Burns' is going to crack the 30-goal plateau.
Jason Chen looks at what's happening on the back end this week, again highlighting the Oilers' Oscar Klefbom.
Jason Chen discusses his studs and studs on the blue line this week, bringing attention to the rise of Nick Leddy and Brent Burns' continued domination.
Jason Chen gets into his studs and duds among rearguards this week, again showcasing Jacob Trouba -- who continues to be widely available in multiple leagues.
Jason Chen discusses his studs and studs on the blue line this week, with additional insights on the current trade landscape as teams prepare for the stretch run.
Jason Chen discusses his studs and studs on the blue line this week, with an added focus on the situation on the back end in Nashville.
Jason Chen hits us with his midseason Blue Line Buzz awards in addition to his regular studs and duds of the week.
Jason Chen delivers his first Blue Line Buzz of the new year, getting into his studs and duds as the season approaches the midway mark.
Jason Chen offers up some buy-low and sell-high candidates to throw into trade offers right now, with Colorado's Tyson Barrie falling into the latter category.
Jason Chen delivers his weekly studs and duds along the blue line while also checking back in on the Avalanche and their state of disarray.
Jason Chen highlights his studs and duds on the back end this week, and spends a little extra time discussing Colorado's defensive struggles.
Jason Chen presents his quarterly Blue Line Buzz awards, headlined by Shea Weber, Brent Burns and Andrei Markov.
Jason Chen goes through a few studs and duds on the blue line this week, recommending Anthony DeAngelo of the Coyotes as a waiver-wire target
Jason Chen delivers his weekly studs and duds along the blue line as Torey Krug finally got the monkey off his back with his first goal of the season.
Jason Chen delivers his weekly studs and duds along the blue line while also taking a closer look at the Habs' bubble and why it might burst.
Jason Chen takes a glimpse into what's happening on the blue line this week, including the impact of Hampus Lindholm's new contract in addition to his usual studs and duds.
Jason Chen rolls out the Blue Line Buzz for this week, looking at five studs and five duds on the back end from the last week.
Jason Chen tunes us into the Blue Line Buzz with the first week of the NHL season in the rearview, looking at studs and duds on the back end in the early going.
Jason Chen breaks down his defensive rankings a few days ahead of the puck dropping on the 2016-17 season as a healthy Duncan Keith should provide big rewards for the Blackhawks.
Jason Chen analyzes the offseason's most important blue line transactions, including the Habs swapping P.K. Subban for Shea Weber. Who got the better end of the deal?
Jason Chen's final column of 2015-16 is a primer on blueliners worth selecting in your playoff pools, including Capitals stalwart John Carlson, who could produce a lot of points in what's ought to be a long run for his team.
In the final Blue Line Buzz of the season, Jason Chen hands out a series of awards, including giving Ottawa's Erik Karlsson the unsurprising honor of Defenseman of the Year.
Jason Chen reviews a number of young defensemen who are moving from college (and juniors) to the pro ranks, including new Sabres signee Casey Nelson.
RotoWire's Jason Chen notes that in a long, grueling season, injuries have opened up holes on a lot of teams' defensive pairs, allowing players like Stephen Johns of the Stars to step in.