Dude is a LD ... is he better than Rielly, Muzzin or Dermott?
I think you guys are a bit behind on the d-core criticism too:
Rielly = Top 20 NHL defensemen (#1D) Barrie = Top 20 NHL defensemen (#1D) Muzzin = Top 40 NHL defensemen (#2D) Dermott = Passable #4 defensemen (with potential) Cody Ceci = Passable #4 defensemen (just don't put him in a #1 shut down role like Ottawa did)
Then there are like 8 guys fighting for the final spot: Gravel, Harpur, Borgman, Holl, Kivihalme, Liljegren, Sandin, Marincin.
Plus: Muzzin + Rielly + Ceci + Gravel + Harpur + Borg are all pretty large and strong dudes if you're worried about size.
This is easily an above average d-core for 2019 at least.