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10-15-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Top defensemen in the NHL.

In the 2000s, the Norris winners are Nicklas Lidstrom, Zdeno Chara, Erik Karlsson, Duncan Keith, Scott Niedermayer, and Chris Pronger. At least 50% European, though more so because Lidstrom was more dominant.
What if the winner every year was Canadian but the other two finalists were European? That would seem to indicate that 2/3 of the top defensemen are European, but the analysis based on who won wouldn't tell us that; it would tell us all the best defensemen are Canadian.

I guess what I'm saying is, this is a really weak point, because it's very shallow.

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