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11-25-2012, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by topshelf15 View Post
Out of the BIG boys Chara is the best defensively followed by Weber and flip a coin between Doughty and Pie,offensively its the exact other way around with a valid arguement for doughty being the most gifted over PIE for offense .But when you have to break a decades old record for outscoring the next best defenseman for the norris ,that sort of puts to rest voters not taking physical defensive presense into account doesnt it ???
Assuredly, in a league in which scoring is going downhill and we're entering in another dead-puck era. So, Karlsson exploit speaks volumes about his impact on his team and the league. When coaches from other teams have to make a gameplan against Karlsson, a FREAKING DEFENSEMAN.

I agree with you Chara is the best out of the big boys. Chara is such a beast at 6'9 and so strong, it's not even possible. His shot is feared leaguewide. Goalies are struggling to find ways to stop it. He was the most impactful in 2009.

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