Found June 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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Of the NHL Awards announced yesterday I think the biggest mistake the voters made was the Norris Trophy.  Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators won the award,  Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators was the runner up and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins finished third.  These three players were far ahead of the other vote recipients and were clearly the class of the 2011/12 defencemen.  I think the order that they finished in the voting is reversed from the way it should have been.  I picked Chara to win the award, with Weber as the runner up and Karlsson finishing third. Continue reading "Norris Trophy Race"
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