Out of those 102 giveaway, I can probably count on my 2 hands the amount of those that ended up costing the Habs a goal against. Also, the interpretation of a giveaway is so subjective...this stat, much like the +/-, has to be taken into full context.
For example...Mike Komisarek (77) and Sean O'Donnell (77) are #9 and #10 respectively in terms of giveways. NOw I don't watch many Kings games, but for Komisarek, that number is UNACCEPTABLE. Because he barely handles the puck...to have that high number of giveways is alarming.
It's not the same for Markov...he's asked to do so much with the puck that it's not surprising his giveways are so high. Curiously enough, he's 3rd amongst defensman in takeaways as well.
I'm a bit biased so I'm obviously going to say Chara. However, I really don't think Green should win it. Yes, he is great offensively, but he's basically just another top 4 d-man when it comes to defense. If you win the Norris, you should be top 1 as both offensive and defensive d-man on your team. Chara has I think 17 goals which is a lot for a d-man and really is arguably the best defensive d-man in the game this season.