Onyx Equities acquires massive New Jersey office portfolio for $160M

first_imgOnyx Equities’ Jonathan B. Schultz (left) and John Saraceno, Jr. with 7 Sylvan Way (right) and 8 Campus Drive in New Jersey (Onyx Equities)Mack-Cali Realty Corp. continues to shed its suburban office buildings as it focuses on properties closer to the New Jersey waterfront.The Jersey City-based real estate investment trust recently sold a 1.5 million-square-foot office portfolio in Morris County, New Jersey, to Onyx Equities, along with partners Taconic Capital Advisors, Axonic Capital and Machine Investment Group. According to the firm, Onyx and its partners paid $160 million for the 10-building parcel. The sale comes two years after Onyx acquired another Mack-Cali office portfolio in nearby Bergen County.“ReadInside Gilmartin’s short-term gig at Mack-CaliThe Mack DaddyOnyx Equities secures 320k sf of tristate leases Mack-Cali has in recent years shifted its strategy to focus on the acquisition of office and multifamily properties on the Hudson County waterfront. In 2019, the firm announced that it would shed its entire suburban office portfolio in order to pay down its corporate debt. The REIT also recently tapped MaryAnne Gilmartin to temporarily serve as CEO amid a larger shake-up of its leadership team.“Our team’s effort, led by Ricardo Cardoso, has achieved a major milestone for the company with the strategic sale of our Parsippany assets,” said Gilmartin. She said the firm would continue to prune its portfolio and focus on commercial waterfront assets.Although the Morris County assemblage went into contract before the pandemic, the unusual investing environment, and the question of whether employees will be returning to offices in the near future, impacted the transaction.John Saraceno, Jr., managing principal for Onyx Equities, said the final purchase price was 10 percent lower than the initial offer, and some assets were left out of the transaction. Real Estate New Jersey reported in December 2019 that Onyx was in contract to buy 2.4 million square feet for $288.5 million.“In conjunction with Mack-Cali, we worked through some revisions to pricing and staggered the closing,” said Saraceno. “We both recognized the world was different.”The buildings included in the transaction are all located in Morris County. Nine are in Parsippany: 1, 3, 5 and 7 Sylvan Way; 4, 6 and 8 Campus Drive; 2 Dryden Way and 2 Hilton Court. The final building is 1 Giralda Farms, in Madison.The properties are 84 percent leased, Saraceno said, and he believes they’re well-positioned to benefit both from tenants already in the suburbs who are looking for office space, as well as those looking for space outside of New York City due to Covid-19.Saraceno acknowledged that in the office sector, the next two to three years may be “choppy,” but he said there will still be a demand for high-quality productivity space — especially if it allows some workers the flexibility to not commute into New York City.“Our anecdotal evidence tells us that people enjoy being closer to their house,” Saraceno said. “People have recognized once and for all that they don’t need to go to New York City.”Georgia Kromrei Email Address* Message*center_img Full Name* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Indictment: Local man shares intimate photos without other’s permission, knowledge

first_img Owens was arrested June 17 for unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material, a state jail felony. Bond was set at $30,000 and he bonded out the same day, according to information from the JCSO.An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case. More than one photo was sent to the acquaintance, police said.Owens was interviewed in November at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, where he was told he was being accused of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material.His response was to ask if the crime was a misdemeanor or felony. The accused said he needed to hire an attorney and asked if he could leave, which he did. Shortly after leaving he called the detective’s office and asked if he was being accused of a felony because he looked online and believed it to be a misdemeanor and was told, yes, it is a felony crime, authorities said.The document states Owens called back a third time, spoke about the relationship between he and the complainant and “began trying to debate the penal code,” insisting that since he and the complainant continued a sexual relationship after the offense (after the video was taken without her knowledge) it negated the offense.The detective obtained a search warrant for information about the Facebook account associated with the images and a warrant to collect subscriber information from a cell phone he believes was used by Owens.The investigation continued for several months during which the person who received the images was interviewed and told police he believed the complainant was afraid of Owens, authorities said.center_img A Nederland man whom law enforcement believe shared intimate photos taken without the other person’s permission was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury this week.According to a probable cause affidavit, Jason Kurt Owens, 33, sent a still photo from a video of a sex act between him and the complainant that was taken without the complainant’s permission.The image was then sent via Facebook Messenger to another person, who is an acquaintance of the complainant. He reportedly made derogatory remarks that led police to believe the sender was Owens.last_img read more

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Learning hubs for virtual education grow in popularity in northern Johnson County, but traditional childcare providers raise concerns

first_imgWith the start of an unprecedented school year that has tens of thousands of students across Johnson County learning remotely for at least a few days each week, many working families have started to look for educational alternatives for their children.Shawnee Mission’s roughly 27,000 students are all learning remotely for the time being, while other public school districts in Johnson County have many students in hybrid learning mode, splitting time between home and school. As a result, some parents have begun forming “learning pods” with other parents to have their children learn in small groups at home. Meanwhile, some nonprofits, churches, entertainment companies and Johnson County itself, have all launched their own learning hubs in recent weeks to support kids and families still enrolled in traditional schools.This story is not a comprehensive report of all available alternative learning options in northern Johnson County. Instead, we’ve identified a handful of approaches for remote learning support and also heard some counterpoints by local childcare providers with concerns about child safety and unfair competition.Following the Shawnee Mission Board of Education’s decision last week to begin transitioning elementary students to in-person learning in October, some of these learning hubs are preparing for the fluctuation of enrollment numbers in their programs in the coming weeks.Colonial Church Y Academy: ‘It’s taking a village to be able to do this.’Students participate in the learning hub at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. Photo courtesy Johnson County Park and Recreation District.Johnson County Park and Recreation District is offering remote learning support for students enrolled in local schools. Jill Leiker, wellness manager for JCPRD, said these learning hubs align with guidance from the Johnson County Department Health and Environment.“We just feel like we have an opportunity to help our community and provide safe and impactful places for kids to do their learning,” Leiker said, noting that all JCPRD staff doing supervision have gone through background checks.“It’s taking a village to be able to do this,” she added. “We made this commitment to the community to be able to help people and to be able to do these, no matter how long they last, which is a huge staff commitment but something that we know is necessary in our community.”The YMCA of Greater Kansas City also revamped its after-school care programs and summer camps to offer full-day learning academies as remote learning support. Colonial Church in Prairie Village hosts one of these called Colonial Church Y Academy.Shawn Mayberry at Colonial Church Y Academy helps a student with one of his assignments.Led by co-directors Shawn Mayberry and Jackie Perkins, the academy launched Sept. 8 and has 21 children currently enrolled. Both co-directors said the students have been “fantastic.”“I think they were ready to be with people again,” Perkins said. “That’s the problem, was they haven’t been with people since March.”Supervisors of learning pods aren’t necessarily teachers — some are, but many of them are simply employees of the company or nonprofit they run. While they aren’t trained to teach, parents may not be trained either.“After last year, these kids are going to be behind,” Perkins said. “What we’re trying to offer is a safe option for the parents who can’t afford the really expensive learning pod, but it’s somewhere where the kid can go and they have a chance to do better than they would on their own.”Mayberry and Perkins said all staff must complete background checks and go through extensive training each year. Citing the health risks of COVID-19, staff require parents to wait outside for drop-off and pick-up.YMCA offers flexible scheduling as well as financial assistance for some families like the Vestal family in Overland Park.“I feel lucky to have found this place because I don’t know what I would have done without it.” Krisha Vestal shares about her experience sending her four children to Colonial Church Y Academy.Krisha Vestal, a single mother of four students who attend John Diemer Elementary in the Shawnee Mission district, said she’s grateful to have an affordable space for her children to learn while she works her full-time finance career.She says she found out about Colonial Y by searching for local learning hubs on the Internet.“I was at a loss as to how I, a single mother of four, was going to handle that while working full time from home,” Vestal said. “I feel lucky to have found this place because I don’t know what I would have done without it.”Vestal said she made the best decision she could, considering her family’s mental health and educational well-being. She plans to keep bringing her children to the learning hub for as long as necessary, or until school opens back up.“I feel like so many parents are just wondering if they’re doing the right thing,” Vestal said. “It’s your child, you know what’s best for them. Parents shouldn’t feel guilty by what they choose just because it’s something different from what other people are choosing.”Harvest Ridge Covenant Church: ‘We can … be a blessing.’Harvest Ridge Covenant Church in Shawnee also launched its learning space last week. Staff have found less interest than anticipated — three students are enrolled — but they’re prepared to host up to 53 students to be grouped in smaller learning pods. The church also offers flexible scheduling and financial assistance.“After we’ve heard the need, the goal is that we can hopefully be a blessing to those who need a safe place for their students to learn,” said Tiffany Flanagan, co-pastor of the church.Merle Dunn, a sixth grader at Lexington Trails Middle, said he prefers in-person learning and thinks older students can handle all of the COVID-19 safety measures like wearing masks and sanitizing. He’s learning virtually on some days at Harvest Ridge Covenant Church in Shawnee.Merle Dunn, a sixth grader at Lexington Trails Middle School in USD 232 in De Soto, spends some days at school each week and some days learning virutally at Harvest Ridge. He says remote learning is different, and school can be “complicated” trying to keep up with rules like hand-washing and wearing masks. But overall, things are going well so far.“You can do more stuff faster on the computer, but you don’t get help that fast, because if you raise your hand, the teacher is going to come to you within the next five minutes,” Merle said. “But (now) you have to email, and they’ve got quite a few kids emailing, so it could take up to half an hour.”Stephanie Dunn, Merle’s mother, said the Harvest Ridge’s program has been “incredible” for her family, who just moved to De Soto.“It’s been a real solitary summer for him, so for him to be able to go anywhere is great,” Dunn said. “They’re very welcoming, and I feel like they’ve really worked hard to make it a good functioning space. He has enjoyed it and has been productive, so I think they’re doing a great job.”Flanagan said staff are all required to go through background checks and child safety training. They’re also connecting students with tutors on specific subjects like math, science and language arts.Sky Zone offering SkyStudySky Zone, a trampoline park company with a location in Shawnee, extended its Sky Camp program (also called SkyStudy), which opened Sept. 1.Mandy Carter, regional marketing manager for Sky Zone, said they offer flexible learning options for students. The party rooms become learning spaces, and the rest of the trampoline park is the venue for recess.“As a parent myself — and a lot of our team members are parents — we realized during this time we need as many options as possible to consider because every family is in a different situation, whether it’s financially, scheduling wise, maybe kids aren’t having face to face opportunities,” Carter said. “The last thing that parents need is to have to make a choice that they weren’t satisfied with.”Carter said staff are required to complete background checks, wear masks and complete cleaning regimens.Childcare providers urge safety measures, consistency for learning hubsBeth Kirk, a childcare provider in Shawnee, is concerned that learning hubs are non-licensed and create unfair competition for daycares like hers.Some daycare providers have raised concerns that learning hubs and other alternative learning spaces lack consistency and safety standards for children and families, and also create unfair competition for their businesses.“Right now, families are in a situation where they don’t have adequate support for where to put their kids in this time of year,” said Emily Barnes, owner of Barnes Childcare in Olathe. “Knowing how hard my colleagues and I have worked in the last six months, it initially felt unfair that we would work so hard and here now this potential for unlicensed care… it could potentially take business away.”Barnes, who is also advocacy chairperson for Child Care Provider Coalition of Kansas, a nonprofit supporting family childcare providers across the state, said she hasn’t personally lost business due to the learning hubs. Initially, she was also “very skeptical and concerned” with how quickly learning hubs emerged.Beth Kirk, owner of Beth Kirk’s Daycare in Shawnee, echoed some of those concerns, primarily because learning hubs are not required to be licensed. Daycares like hers — which are capped at 12 children — must spend time and money to complete background checks and extensive training in order to be licensed.Sky Zone offers supervised learning spaces at many of its locations, including this one in Shawnee. Photo courtesy Sky Zone.Unlicensed learning pods, in her mind, have an unfair advantage by skipping those steps and could put children’s safety at risk.“There’s so many different areas of training that we can take to better ourselves to provide a better environment for our families and the kids, but these other people, they don’t ever have to do a minute of training,” Kirk said. “It’s about keeping the kids safe.”Kirk said she’s seen daycares take a hit nationwide, as families opt to keep their children home, or a family member tests positive or gets exposed and needs to quarantine for two weeks at a time.“I can say I don’t know a daycare provider who hasn’t had a loss from this,” Kirk said, noting she lost about half of her business during the pandemic, although some of that business has returned.Barnes said she wants to make sure parents know how to look for high-quality programs that ensure their children’s safety. For instance, she says, learning hubs should require background checks and put staff through training, and also follow industry guidance from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.“I believe, truly that parents really are trying to do what it takes to take care of their families. Every family has thought about every option so much, and every provider who is providing care has weighed every single option,” Barnes said. “So I know, at the base of everything, you really truly have a situation where the majority of people are simply trying to make good things come out of what feels like a really impossible situation.”last_img read more

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Resolution picked as preferred bidder for Ocean Terminal shopping centre

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Rioters in Guinea burn down police buildings in mining town of…

first_imgHundreds of rioters in the Guinean bauxite mining town of Boke burned down a police and a gendarmerie building on Thursday and clashed with security forces wielding batons, leaving 17 people injured, the local Red Cross said.Guinean authorities managed to avoid the bloodshed of previous days by desisting from using live bullets on the demonstrators in the Boke neighborhood of Kolabounyi, Guinean Red Cross member Oumar Kalissa told Reuters by telephone.Rioting by angry youths – who say bauxite mining has brought constant pollution and noise but no jobs or services like water and electricity – has paralyzed Boke for most of the past week.Despite decades of mining, Guinea, Africa’s top bauxite producer, remains one of the world’s least developed countries.The mines around Boke produce some 15 million tonnes of aluminum ore for the West African nation’s largest mining companies Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Companie Bauxite de Guinee (CBG), but their operations have repeatedly halted in the past week and are currently still blocked by demonstrators.CBG is 49 percent owned by the Guinean state and the remainder by Alcoa, Rio Tinto Alcan [RIOXXA.UL] and Dadco. SMB is owned by Guinea, China’s Winning Shipping Ltd, Shandong Weiqiao [SDWQP.UL] and UMS International Ltd.“The Government strongly condemns these acts which are clearly outside law,” government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said in a statement.last_img read more

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Ranking the top 25 NHL defensemen in 2019-20

first_imgGiordano has appeared on Norris Trophy ballots every year since 2014 and has played meaningful minutes for the Flames for longer than that. He is coming off a career-best year after he racked up a whopping 74 points. This feat, especially in his age 35 season, earned the Toronto native his first Norris Trophy win as the league’s top defenseman.Mark Giordano: “FREEZE” 😳🖐🏻 pic.twitter.com/CW79HwaTJL— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) February 28, 2019Can Giordano’s repeat his fantastic season? Well, he does still feel young and fresh .But, according to Evolving Hockey , over half of Giordano’s 57 assists were secondary helpers, which are harder to replicate. Yet, at the same time, he was tied for fifth among all defensemen in primary assists (25) and third in goals (17). The Flames had struggled with goal scoring over the last three seasons; now that the team has more high-end scorers, Giordano is reaping the rewards.3. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning It’s rare to see such a top-tier player be traded twice in the first 10 years of his career; Subban moves to New Jersey in anticipation of leading a young and suddenly dangerous roster to the playoffs after missing out in 2018-19. Well known around the league for his flashy physical play, dangerous offensive game and philanthropic work in the communities he plays in, Devils fans are in for a treat.PK Subban is a bad, BAD man. What a goal to get Nashville back in the game. pic.twitter.com/hGLfzmrjHB— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) April 11, 2019Injuries limited Subban to just 63 games and 31 points last season — the worst of his career. However, playing with 2018 Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall and the league’s top prospect Jack Hughes, should inspire Subban for a remarkable bounce-back season. Expect to see him higher up on the list this time next year.MORE: NHL playoff predictions 2019-20: Preseason Stanley Cup picks from SN’s experts16. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild MORE: Top 25 forwards | Top 25 goaltendersHere are the top 25 NHL defensemen for the 2019-20 season:Honorable mentions:  Ryan Ellis (Nashville Predators); Charlie McAvoy (Boston Bruins); Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets); Shayne Gostisbehere (Philadelphia Flyers).25. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars Stars fans fell in love with Heiskanen after just one season and for good reason — just take a look at his first-ever NHL shift from last October.Miro Heiskanen’s first NHL shift was pretty, pretty, pretttttttty good. (via r/hockey) pic.twitter.com/eh90GlplLN— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) October 5, 2018Heiskanen charged down the ice with the puck the second he felt it on his stick and immediately created scoring chances for Dallas. When the puck came back into his zone, the then 19-year-old calmly put his body between his man and the puck, shifted the puck back to his partner and created another zone entry for the Stars. Reminder: that was his first shift in the league.Heiskanen rode those kinds of shifts to the tune of 33 points in his rookie season, enough to place him directly behind Buffalo’s Rasmus Dahlin for fourth in Calder Trophy voting.NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2019-20, from 1 to 3124. Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo Sabres Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ca/90/oliver-ekman-larsson-arizona-coyotes_1thieq6i0qhd815e0po0lupifc.png?t=-1501236804&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/78/5f/brent-burns-san-jose-sharks_94l4geqy3cqe1guolpnv6nxbv.png?t=-1500793252&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3d/79/morgan-rielly-maple-leafs_1s2i5f3x43rh31i27xse3oeq41.png?t=-1149263316&w=500&quality=80 Trouba found a new home in New York when the Jets traded him to the Rangers in June, and the restricted free agent signed a long-term contract . Fans still missing what former captain Ryan McDonagh offered the team, will find Trouba a more than suitable replacement.Jacob Trouba’s playing quarterback on Super Bowl weekend. 🎯 pic.twitter.com/F2fKi5zKmE— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 3, 2019The American defenseman broke out for 50 points for the first time in 2018-19 and has been playing second-pairing minutes or more in Winnipeg since his rookie season. At just 25, and the Rangers’ rebuild nearing completion, he should grow into a fan favorite at Madison Square Garden.17. PK Subban, New Jersey Devils Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b8/4f/ryan-suter-minnesota-wild_r6f9yxcphbq319rwjduex06p1.png?t=-1500913692&w=500&quality=80 For those who feel Karlsson skews too far in the direction of “offensive-minded” defensemen, there is Doughty who plays well in all three zones while still contributing offensively. The 2016 Norris Trophy winner’s zone deployment has skewed toward playing in his own end more in recent years (51.3% of his zone starts in 2018 came in the defensive zone). Though his team suffered its worst season in 11 years, Doughty powered through, scoring 45 points while playing way more (26:36 minutes per game) than any other LA skater.Just in case you need some reminders about Drew Doughty’s career so far 😎 pic.twitter.com/n1MXFWvUTn— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 29, 2018Doughty plays a fantastic all-around game. He is able to drive the puck up the ice and score on his own while also effectively pushing around forwards in front of the net and in the corners to win the puck back. His team has been on a downswing, but Doughty stands tall among the elite at his position. Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1a/f6/zach-werenski-columbus-blue-jackets_gboi6xyo86s211bawfvyrv0av.png?t=-1503133756&w=500&quality=80 Werenski, 22, has excelled at the NHL level since he entered the league with Columbus at age 19. He is younger than teammate and fellow defenseman Seth Jones by two years but already has three 35-plus point campaigns under his belt.Werenski plays a simple, opportunistic game in the offensive zone — many of his goals come when he jumps into the play in his opponent’s end and receives the puck in the slot. Once it’s on his stick, Werenski is hard to stop but it’s even more difficult to stop him from getting to an optimal shooting spot in the first place.NHL free agency: Complete list of all 31 teams’ UFA and RFA players20. Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers Another 22-year-old, Provorov has logged more than 20 minutes per game since his very first one at age 19. By the 2018-19 season, he was playing up to 25 minutes a night, leading all Philadelphia skaters. He can score with a powerful slapshot and has a physical edge to his game, too.Ivan Provorov DESTROYS Matt Barzal then checks to see if he’s alright 👀🔥… pic.twitter.com/glP6ITx6gU— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) October 27, 2018Provorov’s goal-scoring dipped back to single-digits (7) last season but he plays harder minutes than most defensemen his age are given. His stats may not reflect it on paper, but the 2015 first-round pick is on the cusp of becoming a household name for fans around the league.19. Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8e/bc/ryan-mcdonagh-tampa-bay-lightning_1h5g3ouayoq8312h70kp45aonz.png?t=-1501599820&w=500&quality=80 Letang finished sixth in Norris Trophy voting last season after tying a career-high in goals (16) and setting a new high in points (56). He did all of this in only 65 games — giving the Penguins’ top defenseman one of the best points per game (0.86) marks among all players in his position last year.GOAL! 🚨 Kris Letang fires home the @SUBWAYCanada OT winner for the Penguins. pic.twitter.com/mkQuOEaRSx— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 5, 2018The 32-year-old regularly puts in the work in all facets of Pittsburgh’s game — whether offensively or defensively. He faces a challenge keeping the Penguins competitive as he and the team’s other stars age into their 30s, but it’s a safe bet to assume Letang will continue producing for a few more years to come.MORE: NHL predictions 2019-20: Final standings, playoff projections, Stanley Cup picks21. Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets Rielly had a breakout year in 2018-19 with 20 goals and a 72-point campaign that saw him finish fifth in Norris Trophy voting. Last season also marked the first time the Vancouver native started more than 50% of his shifts in the offensive zone — a factor that, along with his taking more shots than ever before (223 last season), could explain his offensive outburst. Morgan Rielly 🚨Seconds after the Hainsey goal, Rielly beats Markstrom short side. 2-0. pic.twitter.com/3cbPbwRsWJ— Flintor (@TheFlintor) March 7, 2019The 25-year-old defenseman also benefitted from some puck luck as his shooting percentage ballooned to 9.0%, a far cry from his career average of 5.2. If Rielly can find a way to keep up the pace, he could reach 20 goals once more; but, the keyword is could.MORE: Top 50 players in NHL pipeline for 2019-20 14. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/30/40/erik-karlsson-san-jose-sharks_lby49kx9g1dj13z5601blwsep.png?t=-1500308268&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7c/d3/jacob-trouba-new-york-rangers_1eso6s7jnjxu01askutw6vla4v.png?t=-1502685756&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a0/a1/pk-subban-nashville-predators_1ms0vyavqgseu12e9socafev5k.png?t=-1502502396&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b/6f/torey-krug-boston-bruins_1tfnbbvj20tax1g2cp7nqdqfnx.png?t=-1501970204&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a1/76/drew-doughty-los-angeles-kings_pkcgqv4cbfx4190vzzv1xfcsg.png?t=-1500417380&w=500&quality=80 Klingberg was deployed at even strength for more than 20 minutes per game in 2018-19 — most among all Dallas skaters — and averaged three minutes of power-play time per game. He missed 18 games last season and still scored 45 points. It was short of the 67 that put him in Norris Trophy consideration the season before, but Klingberg remains one of the best point-producers at the position.John Klingberg scored 8 goals in 82 games last season.He’s got 4 goals in less than 5 games already this season. 🔥🔥🔥 #GoStars pic.twitter.com/ati46omxKs— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 16, 201812. Torey Krug, Boston Bruins Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/39/12/mark-giordano-calgary-flames_1hh6a8vttdc811owjty50dfnpb.png?t=-1145580676&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5e/0/thomas-chabot-ottawa-senators_1arfg8nnvvsoi12l1vll8u8xe8.png?t=-1502777252&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5c/29/roman-josi-nashville-predators_1uo1ziotu61j91i4jn0le5j127.png?t=-1501070268&w=500&quality=80 The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best?With the NHL’s preseason on the horizon, let’s takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right now: forward, defense and goalie. This list takes into account both recent NHL performance and what is expected from the player in the year to come. The Sharks have two of the best scoring defensemen in the NHL in Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns; however, Vlasic’s efforts cannot go unnoticed. He has never scored more than 40 points in a season, but his impeccable efforts on defense provide the rest of his team space to hunt goals.We’re all tied up in Colorado thanks to Marc-Edouard Vlasic! ��(🎥: @NHLonNBCSports ) pic.twitter.com/VUDrj08Det— theScore (@theScore) May 7, 2019Vlasic may never win a Norris Trophy without a top-tier offensive performance, but he is widely regarded as one of the best “defensive defensemen” in the game.13. John Klingberg, Dallas Stars Hedman, unlike the two remaining players on this list, was not necessarily a star from his career’s beginning; however, as the Lightning morphed into a league juggernaut, Hedman has morphed into a dominant presence on the blue line.Victor Hedman collected assists on two of @RealStamkos91 ‘s three markers and has now factored on 49 of the captain’s 363 career regular-season goals (13.4%).Only Martin St. Louis (101 of 363; 27.8%) has factored on a higher percentage of Stamkos’ tallies. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/QRwU4aXUOl— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 11, 2018One thing Hedman excels at is making safe, effective passes ; when he is in his own zone, this results in effective breakouts and earned offensive possession. When he is already in the offensive zone, the 2018 Norris Trophy winner often receives the puck at the blue line and calmly sends it to one of the team’s shooters excellent shooting forwards.This ability is in part why No. 77 was fifth among all defensemen with 28 power-play points last season.2. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d0/d1/kris-letang-pittsburgh-penguins_11l8nwtnmp5k21rph2e0adg2jd.png?t=-1149956804&w=500&quality=80 How offensively-minded can a defenseman be before they are too offensively minded? That’s eternally the question when it comes to Krug, the Bruins’ top point-producer from the blue line. No. 47 has never logged top-pairing minutes in Boston, but he functions as a second-pairing and powerplay specialist that scores with the best of them.Last season, he and the Bruins embraced a creative powerplay approach, bringing Krug down to the hashmarks in the offensive zone for cross-ice passes. They also had him leading forwards into the offensive zone by sending the puck ahead of them.TOREY KRUG SETS UP DAVID PASTRNAK WHAT A GOAL!!! 4-2 #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/s1mW0aZwDI— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) January 4, 2019Krug has scored 163 points in the last three seasons — only four more defensemen in the league have more over the same period. His contract is up at the end of next season and his impending free agency is expected to be one of the hottest stories surrounding the Bruins this year.11. Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/59/4e/seth-jones-columbus-blue-jackets_1bldc7f9zczlv1dlrj17ehe9pt.png?t=-1501858204&w=500&quality=80 Carlson has grown into one of the league’s top power-play weapons from the point and posted career-highs in power-play points (33) and points (70) in 2018-19. Over the last two seasons, he’s ranked at the top of the league’s defensemen in power-play points (66) and only San Jose’s Burns has accumulated more primary assists than Carlson. Too easy. John Carlson finds Alex Ovechkin for a beautiful power-play goal. It’s Ovi 1 – Crosby 1. pic.twitter.com/ukeuTlcUFY— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 8, 2018Along with superstar scorer Alex Ovechkin, Carlson bears a heavy load on the Capitals’ power play — both averaged more than four minutes each game last season — but it certainly pays off when they consistently contribute to the scoresheet in Washington.9. Ryan McDonagh, Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b7/26/rasmus-dahlin-buffalo-sabres_1gr41rstbr27u1sung9974w59y.png?t=-1503519820&w=500&quality=80 Ekman-Larsson has anchored the defense in Arizona for almost a decade now and has rarely missed a game along the way. Whether it’s due to playing in a small market or that the Coyotes have missed the playoffs the last seven seasons, No. 23 is surely one of the league’s best-kept secrets. The 28-year-old ranks seventh among all defensemen in goals scored (40) over the last three seasons and was the Coyotes’ second-highest point-scorer last season.William Nylander to Oliver Ekman-Larsson who shoots the puck as Patrick Hornqvist is in front of the net to re-direct it in giving Sweden a 2:0 lead. #IIHFWorlds #LetsGoPens #LeafsForever #OurPack pic.twitter.com/gQQ1pHEjct— Aivis Kalniņš (@A_Kalnins) May 13, 2019In his last action before the offseason, the Coyotes’ captain scored eight points in eight games at the IIHF World Championships for his home country, Sweden.NHL free agency: Full list of signings, best available players  7. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators A first glance at Karlsson’s stat line from 2018-19 tells you the superstar had the closest thing to a “pedestrian” season since the beginning of his career (45 points). When you account for the fact that he only played 53 games, you realize the 29-year-old Swede is still one of the most dynamic playmakers in the game. Karlsson amassed 0.85 points per game while playing through a groin injury that carried into the playoffs where he still collected 16 points in 19 playoff games, third-most among all San Jose skaters. Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns on the ice together in 3-on-3. 😍 #PlayoffMode pic.twitter.com/eRUqpM0kj7— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 11, 2019Karlsson is the face of today’s puck-moving defenseman who regularly contributes in the offensive zone, driving play with the puck on his stick while sacrificing some of the position’s traditional physicality along with it. The Swede has finally found his home on the San Jose Sharks, and if he fully recovers from groin surgery by this fall , he should compete for a third Norris Trophy. Drafted by the Predators, Jones initially seemed the heir apparent to Shea Weber and Roman Josi’s throne, but one trade and six years later, he now anchors Columbus’ defense instead. Just 24-years-old, he played 25+ minutes per game last season and contributed 46 total points, fifth among all Blue Jackets skaters.Seth Jones became the first defenseman in @BlueJacketsNHL franchise history to score a game-winning goal in the postseason. #NHLStats #StanleyCupPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/vE4Db231F4— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 11, 2019Columbus lost a number of its top players in free agency; without the services of Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky, a playoff run in 2019-20 seems unlikely. Considering the Blue Jackets will rely on him now more than ever, the two-time All-Star and Norris Trophy contender could be in the final mix for some individual hardware soon enough.10.  John Carlson, Washington Capitals Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5e/4d/dougie-hamilton-carolina-hurricanes_1vm4z7ml6k5qn1ccdtm2or1c76.png?t=-1503371884&w=500&quality=80 Call Hamilton a risky pick for No. 23, but among defensemen, only Brent Burns has scored more goals than Hamilton over the last three seasons. The 26-year-old was initially pegged as the next-big-thing in Boston, and although he has not quite reached a “dominant” level at the position, he is one of the more effective point producers from the blue line in the NHL. Dougie Hamilton notched his 15th goal of the season last night in DC. #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/5yOJLQ5U3G— Carolina Hurricanes (@CanesNHL) March 27, 2019A native of Toronto, Hamilton joined his third NHL team last season and contributed 39 points to the Hurricanes’ successful year, helping them reach the Eastern Conference finals. More must be seen from him this season if he is to climb up this list, but for now, the goal-scoring makes him a valuable asset.22. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins Ryan Suter’s departure from Nashville in 2012 initially appeared to leave an irreparable hole in the Predators’ defense. However, instead, the move elevated Josi, who quickly assumed top-pairing duties. The 29-year-old maneuvers himself well in the offensive zone and can drive the puck to the net, shifting around opposing defenders as easily as he can stand back and fire off a slapshot.”He blew everybody out of the water this season.” @MikeKellyNHL on @rjosi90 . @PredsNHL | #NHLTonight pic.twitter.com/XZbucSIjdI— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 28, 2019A two-time All-Star, Josi has finished within the top-11 in Norris Trophy voting each of the last five years. His active presence on Nashville’s blue line has made him the team’s captain and a reliable double-digit goal scorer each season.6. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4e/34/marc-edouard-vlasic-san-jose-sharls_vol2fpg8e9hm11pcvd7h7qljg.png?t=-1502190804&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f/fa/john-carlson-washington-capitals_1wbn4ukx0m8sp1elhrnvgwirg6.png?t=-1501768740&w=500&quality=80 Pietrangelo’s impressive 19-point playoff run ended with the Blues captain lifting the Stanley Cup. He recorded six points in the final, matching Boston’s top point scorer Krug every step of the way, and even potted the late first-period goal in Game 7 that seemed to decimate the Bruins’ chances to win well before the game had finished.Alex Pietrangelo saying “Sorry, Steener” after jumping into Alexander Steen after scoring in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final is so Canadian it hurts.(Via @NHL ‘s Best of Mic’d Up) pic.twitter.com/cs6UARnkp9— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) June 20, 2019The 29-year-old defenseman plays a reliable two-way game, capable of jumping into the play to create offense as well as providing a sturdy presence on the backend. St. Louis’ remarkable championship run is due in large part to Pietrangelo leading the way on a big, burly defense that wreaked havoc on even the best scorers in the league when it mattered most.MORE:  St. Louis, the Blues and the Stanley Cup come together in perfect harmony5. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/27/e9/john-klingberg-dallas-stars_1uo7n7vu9f09ezit1sa1ur6ja.png?t=-1502076396&w=500&quality=80 Burns is defenseman with the mind of a high-flying forward. No. 88, known just as much for his beard as for his offensive talent, has played both forward and defense over the course of his career. The 2017 Norris Trophy winner leads all NHL defenseman in total points (226) over the last three seasons. He and teammate Erk Karlsson are the only defensemen with 82+ point seasons in the NHL’s salary cap era . Since 2015, Burns has led his team in shots on goal by a wide margin each season.Brent Burns wins it in OT with a beauty goal pic.twitter.com/3llbMjeB6x— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) February 3, 2019Burns take the ice each night with an offensively-minded approach rarely seen among defensemen — who can also play a physical game. The Sharks are happy to deploy him as such.4. Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames Speaking of Dahlin, he scored 44 points on a Sabres team that can’t seem to find its way out of the league’s basement. While his time on ice numbers place him as the teams’ fourth-best defenseman last season, the Swede consistently showed skill on both ends and a keen ability to play in his own zone well ahead of his years. Rasmus Dahlin tracking his man, causing a turnover and leading the rush the other way. #sabres pic.twitter.com/1SD2BFF28L— Buffalo Hockey moments (@SabresPlays) August 1, 2019In his second NHL season, Dahlin will likely be given more difficult matchups to continue his development. He could fall victim to the sophomore slump, but if his rookie year was any indication, it’s only the beginning of the Dahlin era of hockey in Buffalo.23. Dougie Hamilton, Carolina Hurricanes Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e4/4e/ivan-provorov-philadelphia-flyers_1cbcg48xpp63l1quds9x63rhrh.png?t=-1503045884&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d9/5a/victor-hedman-tampa-bay-lightning_ois9ub6ysae1q10ev7u2441q.png?t=-1500638804&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fa/cb/alex-pietrangelo-st-louis-blues_10yai1q4ftad115ot7w6hug375.png?t=-1500969252&w=500&quality=80 Only Drew Doughty has played more minutes than Suter over the last three seasons and Minnesota’s star defenseman has handled one of the heaviest workloads in hockey for years — he has averaged over 25 minutes of ice time since 2010-11. Despite the workload, Suter, who will turn 35 this season, rarely misses a game. The Wild recruited him away from the Predators in 2012 exactly for those type of minutes; they know Suter will reliably contribute somewhere between 40 and 50 points.Ryan Suter does juuuust enough to keep this one out! #MensWorlds2-1 #TeamUSA with less than five to play in the 2nd. pic.twitter.com/edBrK6oDZk— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 13, 2019Suter’s sound positional play and ability to contribute in all three zones make him a well-rounded, quality defenseman. He may not have any hardware to his name, but the American consistently gets the job done for the Wild.15. Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7c/70/miro-heiskanen-dallas-stars_poay2xeletsi1adkljsgmx7mj.png?t=-1150786740&w=500&quality=80 1. Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks Lightning fans now have two top-tier defensemen to cheer for since Tampa Bay added McDonagh at the trade deadline in 2018 to go along with Victor Hedman, and No. 27 has benefitted from moving to ultra-skilled Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old American reached a career-high 46 points last season while primarily logging defensive minutes for the Lightning; he was the team’s top penalty killer and averaged more time at even-strength than any other skater on the team.Expect more of the same from McDonagh in 2019-20; he provides rock-steady defense with an added ability to spread the puck around the ice and create offense at even strength, too. Another career year could lift him higher into the Norris Trophy conversation than ever before.8. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes Chabot, 22, is another youngster who has quickly developed into a top-notch, point-scoring defenseman — a skill the Senators needed after the Erik Karlsson era ended. As a rookie in 2017-18, he saw less than 18 minutes of ice time per game on average and still netted 25 points. In his second season, those minutes went up as he assumed first-pairing duties — he played nearly seven more minutes per game on average — and the 2015 first-round pick ultimately scored 55 points.Thomas Chabot turns the defensive stop at one end of the ice into a goal at the other. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/Yd5H1an5Ag— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 17, 2019Considering the Senators’ top scorers last season were both traded at the deadline, Chabot emerged as the team’s scoring leader by the end of the year. Knowing that Ottawa will be hard-pressed to score goals this coming season, Chabot’s skill at both ends of the ice will be tested frequently.MORE:  Potentially goal-starved Senators pledge to tighten up defensively18. Jacob Trouba, New York Rangerslast_img read more

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