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#1 Travis

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:12 AM

The Norris Finalists were announced on NHL Live as being Mike Green, Duncan Keith, and Drew Doughty.

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Green of the Washington Capitals and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks are the finalists for the 2009-10 Norris Trophy. None are older than 26, the three Canadians finished 1-2-3 among defensemen in scoring, and one will be a first-time winner of the honor.

The James Norris Memorial Trophy is presented annually "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position." The winner is selected in a poll by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

The winner of the trophy will be announced at the 2010 NHL Awards, to be held in Las Vegas on June 23. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada.

Here is a closer look at the finalists...


http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=526744

Edited by Travis, 23 April 2010 - 11:15 AM.

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#2 RedWingedKitten

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

Mike Green? Oh this won't end well.

I'll be leaving the boards for a while.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

I agree with these selections.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

/crosses fingers for no Mike Green.

I don't have an issue with either Doughty or Keith, both are great young defensemen.

I think Keith had a little better year all around though.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:15 AM

I think Keith gets it, but I'd absolutely love to see Doughty win it.

And the day Mike Green wins the Norris is the day... well it's the day I don't agree with the Norris voters.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:16 AM

/crosses fingers for no Mike Green.

I don't have an issue with either Doughty or Keith, both are great young defensemen.

I think Keith had a little better year all around though.


Keith was better and deserves it.

Doughty should be second (he was not as good defensively as Keith but was incredibly flashy and is noticed every time he is on the ice), with either Lidstrom or Pronger (maybe) as third.

Green's offense on a purely offensive team does not deserve a mention at all.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:16 AM

God I hope Green doesn't win it.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:20 AM

Green's defensive play has been improving this year from what I saw, but he's still not even close to Norris league. I think the 3rd nomination should have gone to Weber.

I'm hoping to see Doughty win it, and I think he would be deserving. It is a two horse race though without a doubt.

1. Doughty
2. Keith

3. Green

During a caps game I watched at the end of the season, the announcers (while they are great) were showing and talking about Green's stats pre-game and said "He should be a slam dunk for the Norris trophy". I had a laugh :lol:

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:20 AM

No surprise. Keith deserves the honor, although in the playoffs (which obviously don't count, but just for discussion's sake) Doughty has been an absolute beast whereas Keith has been quiet.
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#10 Travis

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:22 AM

I'm hoping to see Doughty win it, and I think he would be deserving. It is a two horse race though without a doubt.

1. Doughty
2. Keith

3. Green


Not if it turns into a popularity contest.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:24 AM

First year in a loooong time that Lidstrom isn't even nominated... another reason why he probably will retire.... end of an era.. peace out

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:29 AM

God I hope Green doesn't win it.

What a joke.Mike Green for the Norris..
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:33 AM

Give it to Doughty. Keith got pretty shaky towards the last month of the regular season.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

Agree with everyone else, as long as Green doesn't win I'm fine with it.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:49 AM

i guess they just go by points huh

not actually defensive capability

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:11 PM

No Lids, the first step of withdrawal.

Imagine if they give it to Green, a Norris winner that didn't make his Olympic team.:blush:
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:14 PM

Oh wow, the #1, #2 and #3 point-getters... how shocking!
Red Kelly #4 and Larry Aurie #6 belong in the rafters!!!

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#18 Travis

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:18 PM

i guess they just go by points huh

not actually defensive capability


Much like the Selke is given to the best defensive forward, the Norris will now be awarded to the best offensive defenseman.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:20 PM

It's weird not seeing Nick's name up for nomination, but you knew he couldn't be nominated forever.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:22 PM

I'm curious if there is a single GM in the NHL who would have preferred Green on his team this year over Lidstrom... even knowing their point totals ahead of time.
Red Kelly #4 and Larry Aurie #6 belong in the rafters!!!

"For my game, I don't need to score the goal," Konstantinov once explained. "I need someone to start thinking about me and forgetting about scoring goals."





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