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12-11-2011, 01:20 PM
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Look I don't necessarily agree with the OP's anti European opinion but in the above list it's pretty glaring that Dman are missing don't you think?
There is less expectation for the forwards to play a physical game than for Dmen and for goalies it's a non factor.
Maybe it's not so much that Lidstrom was from Sweden but rather his style of play and his supporting cast that influenced voters when it came to the Norris in those years.
also it might be that Eva is a little sensitive about protecting and hyping Detroit players, as evidenced by his Yzerman thread but that's just a guess on my part.
My post wasn't intended for you, specifically. I don't think that an objective person could look at the evidence I presented and seriously believe that there's a bias against Europeans when they won so many awards and dominated the voting for the Hart trophy, the most prestigious personal regular season award.
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