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12-13-2012, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
How could he steal the Norris from Pronger when Pronger wasn't even considered the best defenseman on his team? Are you forgetting that Niedermayer had significantly more Norris votes than Pronger? That was a two-horse race, and Pronger might have been a strong 3rd, but he was still a ways behind Niedermayer and Lidstrom.
I like Niedermayer a lot more than Pronger. But make no mistake-Pronger WAS better than Niedermayer throughout their careers. 2007 was no different. it's because Pronger only played in 66 games.

Would you suggest that Patrice Bergeron was better than Crosby last year? After all he had more Hart votes than Crobsy did.

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