Don't think there was much doubting those 3 would be picked, though I have to question why Couture is still eligible after playing 40 NHL games, I don't see why Playoff games don't count, if anything, they are worth 2 or 3 regular season games!
Not a real surprise. It is a lot easier to select goal scorers than defensemen. That's kind of a strange attitude, since the common saying is that championships are won with defense, but that's just the way the system works.
If Fowler had continued playing the way we did in the first half, he would have at least been nominated. Too bad he had a bit of a second half slump. Oh well, I'll be pleased with a Norris in a few years.
Couture is a rookie by the book, so there's no way to keep him out of that final 3, but his 40 games prior is a bunch of bull if you ask me, the award goes to Skinner. MAYBE Grabner for being so fun to watch.
Couture played way too many games. Should be ruled out IMO. Skinner and Subban are very worthy and deserving. I have those two and Grabner ahead of Cam and Cam right next to Carlsson and Shattenkirk with Marchand in there too.
Yea, +/- killed him. That and he didn't really have a good 2nd half of the season, I guess the 82 game schedule wore him down but I think he should be fine next year.
Yea he had a bad second of the season, but you know whats more important? The fact that after he had a tremendous first half and seemed to be slowing down/fatigued the second half, the playoffs roll around and he just steps it up another level and is arguably our best D so far. Good signs people!