Norris Trophy Pilfering '98 vs '11
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11-20-2012, 09:15 AM
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yes, Stumpel and Murray helped, but lets not forget who Detroit had at the time...Yzerman, Shanahan, Murphy, Fedorov, etc...so this is really a moot point
you wouldn't put the Norris trophy winner in the top 10 that year? do you just not like Blake or something?
Blake was a one-way defenseman who finished 8th in defense scoring behind several better defensive defensemen (Lidstrom, Niedermayer, Zubov, Numminen) and in the same range as others who were equal/better defensively and/or elsewhere (Leetch, MacInnis, K.Hatcher, Berard, Mironov), or those who significantly outplayed Blake defensively (Pronger, Stevens, Chelios). Blake was good, but there were many better defenseman.
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