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Thin Blue Line: Whitney finally top dog

Weekly news, notes and rankings on fantasy hockey defensemen

Updated: March 11, 2010, 1:15 PM ET
By Victoria Matiash | Special to ESPN.com

He won't be playing this NHL postseason, but Ryan Whitney can take a smidge of comfort from being a team's top defenseman. Shortly after Whitney was traded from the Anaheim Ducks to the Edmonton Oilers, we got confirmation that Sheldon Souray will miss the rest of the season with an infected hand. Now, although the pond may be small and lacking majesty -- the Oilers aren't very good -- Whitney is undisputedly the big fish. And after years of skating in the respective shadows of Sergei Gonchar ...

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