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I recently started writing a weekly column for insidehockey.com. Here is a bit of my first post:

Zach Bogosian is one defender in this draft that boasts a rather high number of blueliners.

In the post-lockout era, the game values innovative point-scorers, explaining why Steven Stamkos, who earned 105 points with the Sarnia Sting in the OHL, is the hot pick in this year’s draft. Stamkos’ ranking is no surprise, however the unusual number of top ranked defensemen is unprecedented.

In the 2007 entry draft only three defensemen were ranked in the top ten. Number one draft pick Erik Johnson was the only more…