Norris vote totals: 1. Keith (1,096) 2. Green (831) 3. Doughty (662) 4. Lidstrom (303) 5. Pronger (168)
Meh, next year people will actually be watching Drew. They were watching the other four all year because they were known commodities, Doughty didn't get noticed until he was great at the Olympics. I have a feeling that next year people are going to be watching him all season because they're now aware of his abilities. That being said, there's absolutely no shame in losing out to Keith with the way he played this season. The man earned his Norris trophy.
I know you guys don't like Green coming in 2nd, but he scored 76 points in 75 games and was a plus 39!
He deserves some cred.
No doubt he does, but his defensive game is weak. Even in those clips they showed of him during the telecast, show him making a big hit, yet if they let it roll a few seconds later, it would have showed him getting out of position to do it, which lead to a winning goal by the other team. The Norris should be for the best overall dman, not the highest scorer with the best +/-.