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02-24-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ABasin View Post
Paul Coffey won multiple Norris trophies. And Karlsson is hardly a rock defensively - not bad, but not great.

The Norris trophy is almost always wrapped around a high scoring defender. If Shattenkirk continues to play this way offensively, and his defense is decent, he will absolutely without a doubt be in the Norris discussion.

And btw, EJ's concussion has nothing on earth to do with the Avs getting fleeced in that trade. Which - at this point here and now - they did.
This made me look up all the Norris trophy winners. I never realized no one has won the Norris trophy with less than 50 points since Rod Langway in 1982. Shattenkirk may put up the numbers to be in the discussion, but I doubt he ever gets a strong enough reputation defensively to win. That said, he is a lot closer to winning one than EJ.

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