No D among this group, this last stretch of games has been an exceptionally brutal demonstration of how not to play defense. Things taught to you as a youngster first lacing up the skates are lost on this group like staying at home not chasing pucks into the corner, making the smart high percentage pass that your teammates are expecting or clearing the zone with the puck if nobody's open and most importantly staying on your skates and taking the body instead of flopping to the ice. I didn't want the Rangers to sign Shattenkirk but when they did figured if he contributed offensively his defensive shortcomings could be overcome by partnering him with a stay at home specialist. Wow was that an incorrect assumption, he's totally incompetent. A turnover machine especially in his own zone who won't do what the Rangers signed him to do - shoot the effin puck. Staal is what he is, a guy who'd be scraping to stay in the league on someone's 3rd pairing if his last name wasn't Staal. Smith has been slightly better than Staal which says little. Skjei has been disappointing as well, just needs to stop thinking so much and play hockey. McDonough had the same problem. Pionk has some offensive skill but is an absolute zero defensively, Quinn needs to drop the hammer on him. DeAngelo has been surprisingly good, he's small but has been the Rangers best dman. Gorton made a good deal getting him for Stepan.