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02-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by HankyZetts View Post
When comparing PK to the absolute best young dmen in the league, you are effectively calling him the best. At that point, it really is just a matter of preference.
There is no way to make a respectable argument to PK being the best of his age group. Hamilton, Brodin? You bet they're the best of their age group. OEL? Imo, he will get Norris recognition this year. There is a clear argument for him belonging to the group of the best D in the whole league already.
So your opinion is a bad prediction?

The Norris tends to lean towards offensive production. Subban is currently 0.75 with the least ice time out of anyone else in the Top 10 of PPG average. OEL is not even Top 30 right now. That's while OEL is top 20 in average ice time among defencemen while Subban is still under 20 on average and playing the third string with Cube.

At this moment, with less points and less games, Subban has a better argument for Norris contention than OEL. And I'll predict neither will get a Norris nod this season. Take your pom poms elsewhere.

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