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11-21-2012, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
28/62 first-place votes belonged to Chelios. Lidstrom had 29/62. Chelios lost not because of how people thought he compared to Lidstrom, but because of how people thought he compared to Rob Blake.

Compare that to the 27/54 to 15/54 lead Rob Blake had in the season he supposedly pilfered the Norris Trophy. Or the 35/127 to 33/127 Lidstrom victory in 2011.

It just seems silly that we're talking about two seasons in which players with only 26-27% support as the best defenseman were supposedly robbed, but jack_mullet seemed hesitant to mention that he believed Chelios was the best defenseman in 2002, calling it "crazy." It's no more crazy than saying Lidstrom was the best defenseman in 2002.
The problem with this analysis - as you ought to know - is that the voters are not infallible.

On the contrary.

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