Are any of the other candidates for best player alive in the top 10 in the world in defense?

Ottawa, CAN. Ottawa Senators’ forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (#44) in warm-ups before Game 2 vs NY Rangers on Saturday at CTC. Pageau would have a career game with four goals including the GWG in double OT. Photo by Alicia Strauch – S7S
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The Ottawa Senators 6-5 thrilling double overtime victory vs. the NY Rangers on Saturday came largely in part of forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s four goal performance that put the Sens in a 2-0 series lead in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

Pageau’s performance reached epic tiers that will be forever instilled in the hearts and souls of the Senators’ fanbase without a doubt.

If you disagree, I turn your attention to the devastating defense Kawhi played on Harden in Wednesday’s Game 2. By my count, Harden — one of the most efficient scorers ever this season — went 1 of 8 from the floor when Leonard defended him.

In any era when individual playmakers are taking on historically large role in offenses, those shutdown defenders take on increased importance. In sussing out who is the best basketball player alive, that matters.

Are any of the other candidates for best player NHL Cheap Jerseys alive in the top 10 in the world in defense? LeBron has a case if we consider only the playoffs. (There’s an argument that in this stage of his career, we should only pay attention to the playoffs to judge who Actual LeBron is.)