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06-20-2005, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Outsider
From the NHL Media Guide, the thing that stands out the most is the fact that Eddie Shore led all defensemen in Hart votes eight times (1928, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939). This may be a bit of a stretch, but isn't it possible to infer that Shore was the best defenseman in the league eight times? Is this the equivalent of winning eight Norris trophies?
In my projected awards I gave Shore 6 Norris trophies and 3 Norris runners up. He is a top 5 or 7 player, IMO.

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