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NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Erik Karlsson will still have to look up at his fellow Norris Trophy finalists, but the young Senators defenseman at least will soon have a wallet just as big. Karlsson, a 6-foot, 180-pound 22-year-old, gives away four inches and 52 pounds to Nashville's Shea Weber and nine inches and 75 pounds to Boston's Zdeno Chara, but they will be on equal footing Wednesday night in Las Vegas when they find out which of the trio of star blueliners will be named the NHL's top defenseman for the past year. They will be on much closer financial footing as well, as...
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