The Defensemen are Alright for the Anaheim Ducks

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Jan 17, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) celebrate a goal in the third the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Ducks won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

There have been times through the season where it seemed as if the Anaheim Ducks defensemen were a notable weakness in an otherwise solid team.  The blue line lacked a definitive shutdown tandem and the youth of Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm sometimes felt more risky then beneficial.

However, as the season comes to the All-Star break, Ben Lovejoy, Cam Fowler, Francois Beauchemin, Clayton Stoner and the aforementioned Vatanen and Lindholm have been among the Ducks best players.