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Filipovic's Fun Facts: Two Standout Defencemen

We're using 'Filipovic's Fun Facts' as a launching pad for taking a closer look at a variety of topics that have recently caught my attention. We'll use it to highlight stats, trends, or performances that warrant further investigation. 

The subjects will usually be at least somewhat loosely related thematically, but sometimes it may just be an eclectic grab bag of topics that have nothing in common really beyond being interesting or notable in some way. But regardless, we'll mine them for value, by using a combination of analytics and video to discuss how it's happening, and why it ultimately matters. 

For example, in the past we've looked at things like Brady Tkachuk's unique ability to pile up high-danger attempts that break expected goals models, how Jesse Puljuj√§rvi has made the most of his second chance in the NHL, and Jason Robertson's emergence as a top-line player for the Stars.

This go around, let's deep dive into a pair of defencemen who have used their unique skillsets to provide huge value to their respective teams this season. 

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