It's so interesting seeing the dominant Dman per era (via the vote)....
Doug Harvey - Early 50's to the 60's
Pierre Pilote - 60's to the Late 60's
Bobby Orr - Late 60's to Mid-70's
Dennis Potvin - Mid 70's to Early 80's
Ray Bourque - Mid 80's to Late 90's
Nik Lidstrom - Late 90's to Present Day.... to the early 10's
Erik Karlsson - early 10's to....
Which Dman of the present do you think will dominate the next era based on Norris voting??
I think it will be Karlsson considering Age and the unique skillset.
But the other contenders.: Doughty, Weber, Petriangelo, Suter, Keith, other...
Anyone think This next era will not be the Karlsson era?
By the way... I love this thread! such a great simple way to filter the big boys...
If we could get an annual update on this, it would be a great watch!
1954/55 Norris Votes (7th onward) Harry Howell, Bill Gadsby, Marcel Pronovost, Jim Thomson and Tom Johnson (all with 3 each); Allan Stanley and Butch Bouchard (2 each); Jim Morrison and Leo Boivin (1 each).
1976/77 Norris Votes (6th onward) Brad Park (19), Jim Schoenfeld (3)