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Originally Posted by bluemandan View Post
In the past 15 years, the Norris winner has averaged 3rd overall in the points race for defensemen. If you throw out the top and the bottom scores, it drops to below 2.5. There simply isn't a question that the Norris is currently only contended for by the top offense producing defensemen.

One has to go back over 20 years to find a defensive defenseman who won it.
Yes, but he's insinuating that it's an offensive award, which is just incredibly wrong. It's not a question that you have to be offensively effective (it is an overall award after all), but to say what he did is just being bitter that Karlsson won. If it were awarded to the best offensive defenseman, Mike Green would have 2 or 3 Norrises.

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