James Mirtle, whose blog is a never-ending font of interesting stuff, asked the question, "who is a coach's worst nightmare?" By that, he meant to begin to address the matter of the league's worst defensive players -- defenseman and forward. Caps fans will not like the lists (click for larger images):
You'll note that the leaders are not with or are not currently in the lineup for the Caps (and folks in Calgary might take note of #3 among the defensemen). He is quick to point out that these are not lists of the worst defensive players, that more factors need to be incorporated into the analysis. But it still can't be an honor to find oneself on such a list.