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Chara, Lidstrom, Green finalists for Norris Trophy for Best Defenseman (Edited 04/24/09 01:18PM by hartley51592)
Read the Article: Chara, Lidstrom, Green finalists for Norris Trophy for Best Defenseman

On Thursday, the NHL announced that Boston's Zdeno Chara, Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, and Washington's Mike Green were named finalists for the Norris Trophy, which goes to the League's best defenseman. If Lidstrom wins, it would be his seventh trophy and fourth straight.

Chara: 19 goals, 31 assists, 50 points, +23 plus/minus rating, 26:04 avg time on ice, 169 hits, 123 blocked shots
Lidstrom: 16 goals, 43 assists, 59 points, +31 plus/minus rating, 43 hits, 67 blocked shots
Green: 31 goals, 42 assists, 73 points, +24 plus/minus, 86 hits, 110 blocked shots
Scored by hartley51592 on 06/18/09 at 11:08AM | Closed on 06/18/09 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? 2 | NHL, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Teams:  Washington Capitals
Players:  Zdeno Chara | Mike Green | Nicklas Lidstrom
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer26 Fans 
  1. Who actually wins the award? (10 points)
Correct19%a. Zdeno Chara
62%b. Nicklas Lidstrom
19%c. Mike Green
  2. Who do you think should win but won't win? (0 points)
Correct27%a. Zdeno Chara
Correct27%b. Nicklas Lidstrom
Correct31%c. Mike Green
Correct15%d. Other player not listed as a finalist
  Tiebreaker: Who is the runner-up for the Norris Trophy? (1=Chara, 2=Lidstrom, 3=Green)
Correct 2

  
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#1 | 1959 days ago

Lidstrom is the best there is
1. Nicklas Lidstrom  2. Nicklas Lidstrom  
#2 | 1954 days ago
DckyJay (+)

$Big BANK Bob$ wrote:
Lidstrom is the best there is
Lidstrom is a great d-man. prob the best in the game 2day, if not ever, but Mike Green had a tremendous season. he plays alongside Ovy, this helps his numbers a lot. Lidstrom also plays w/superstars. he has a few more to his disposal (Hossa, Franzen, Zetterberg, Datsyuk). so the award should go 2 Green. he plays w/less and did more this season. this award, just like all the others, isn't for who has been the best d-man in recent years. it goes 2 who had the best season. Green bye far had the best season, the numbers don't lie. i drafted Green pretty early in my fantasy leagues and some ppl called him a fluke (b/c of his performance last season) he proved all the 'haters' wrong. the NHL wants 2 give the awards 2 the top name players, Lidstrom is that so he gets it. just like Ovy will prob get the Conn Smythe instead of Malkin, the player that deserves it.
1. Nicklas Lidstrom  2. Mike Green  
#3 | 1953 days ago

 Chara is just huge! Lidstrom has the skills.
1. Nicklas Lidstrom  2. Other player not listed as a finalist  

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