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Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

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Yay, Nick!!! SUCH a class act!! And here's to Martaaahn Saaant Loueeee for winning too!

As for Ian LaPerriere, he should have apologized to Nicky while he was up there. Did he not look like an aging reject from a street gang?

And Perry??!! :puke: But it was a relief to see that he does actually have a mom and dad.

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Was Rinne even nominated for a Hart trophy?

He meant more to his team than anyone else. With their offensive roster, they wouldn't have even made the playoffs without Rinne.

Perry isn't even the best or most important player on his team.

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Lidstrom edged Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators 736-727 in the closest race for first place since 1996, when Chicago’s Chris Chelios finished five points ahead of Boston’s Ray Bourque, 408-403. With Lidstrom, Weber and third-place Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins receiving similar first-place vote totals (Lidstrom 35, Weber 32, Chara 33) and the trio separated by just 48 points, this marks the tightest three-way race for the Norris Trophy since its introduction in 1954.
2010-2011 Norris Trophy Voting Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th

1. Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 736 (35-23-34-15-10)

2. Shea Weber, NSH 727 (32-41-14-14-8)

3. Zdeno Chara, BOS 688 (33-24-24-20-10)

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BTW, Yzerman was robbed for best GM.

Tampa's run was more surprising than Vancouver's, and their team ultimately took bigger leaps this season with less assets.

The entire show looked like a Vancouver suckfest, so I guess we couldn't expect any less.

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2010-2011 Norris Trophy Voting Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th

1. Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 736 (35-23-34-15-10)

2. Shea Weber, NSH 727 (32-41-14-14-8)

3. Zdeno Chara, BOS 688 (33-24-24-20-10)

If you're not first, you're last.

Edited by HankthaTank

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I would love so badly for him to win no. 8 next year, but I expect there will be a lot of voters who will be hesitant to grant him the Norris that will tie him for 1st all time with Orr. In an event, I do believe he is the greatest defensman of all time, ahead of even Orr.

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People are seriously on HFboards whining that Lidstrom didn't deserve to win because he was -2. F the plus/minus stat, one of the most meaningless stats in all of hockey. Votes for the Norris were very close between Lids and Weber but Lidstrom completely deserves this, plus/minus be damned.

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Was Rinne even nominated for a Hart trophy?

He meant more to his team than anyone else. With their offensive roster, they wouldn't have even made the playoffs without Rinne.

Perry isn't even the best or most important player on his team.

This x 1,000.

It sickens me to think that Corey Perry is now a Hart Trophy winner when Steve Yzerman (who deserved it probably two, maybe three times) never won. I would place Perry as the third, possibly fourth most important player on the Ducks. It's a real life "what would it be like if Kevin Stevens won the Hart in 1992?"

I honestly can't think of many worse recent award winners. Rob Blake for the Norris is a bad one, but everyone else (I can think of offhand) had a very strong argument for their wins. Draper sneaking in for the Selke might rank up there as I didn't feel he was the best defensive forward even on the team The same goes for Toews being named a finalist over Bolland. I mean WTF? There have definitely been finalists worse than Perry - Mike Green, Dion Phaneuf, and Steve Mason (Vezina AND Hart) are the ones that come to mind for recent years.

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People are seriously on HFboards whining that Lidstrom didn't deserve to win because he was -2. F the plus/minus stat, one of the most meaningless stats in all of hockey. Votes for the Norris were very close between Lids and Weber but Lidstrom completely deserves this, plus/minus be damned.

Rob Blake won it as a minus player and he's half the defenseman Nick is....

Cringed at the minus myself, but he was freaking -2 (blame lots on Big E) not -20 or -30.

Whiners gonna whine.....

The guy should rightfully have about 9 or 10 Norris's but the voters were biased against him for awhile. I believe he is the first Euro-born player to win either the Norris or the Conn Smythe. Quite a feat.

Hats off to the Captain. Gives us something to be proud of even when we don't get close to the Cup. :yahoo::rolleyes:

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I just feel each of the finalists had legitimate critiques and it was a toss-up. I don't understand all the complaining elsewhere.

I mean, Weber only finished with a +7 and was mostly paired with Suter (+20) who is way better than any of Lids partners. Not to mention a Vezina-caliber season by Rinne.

Chara was on a team that had 11 players with +10 or greater. Eight players with +20 or more. Also, the freaking Vezina winner, Timmay!

All 3 are great d-men, but it's not like it is completely ridiculous for Lidstrom to have edged them out.

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