Norris Trophy Pilfering '98 vs '11
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11-19-2012, 11:29 AM
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couldn't have said it better myself. if lidstrom was "robbed" in 98, it was more than made up for with several norris's afterwards. Weber has yet to win one, even though he is constantly one of the top D-men in the game. My vote goes to Weber getting "robbed". how Lidstrom was could win the Norris with a -2 rating on a team that was +20 that year, and had the 6th best record in the NHL, is a head scratcher.
Blake was a minus player in 1998 too, though that was a weaker team.
I hate the term "robbed" because it makes it sound like there is only one guy with a legit case to win. But if we are going to use the word, I think Lidstrom was "robbed" of a Norris in both 1998 and 2009, and "robbed" of a 2nd Team All Star in both 1996 and 2004.
Since I would have given the 2011 Norris to Chara, I don't think Weber was "robbed" at all. So it's an easy choice for me.
Lidstrom was the runner-up for the Norris 3 years in a row before he won his first one, so Weber still has time.
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