In November I first picked Shea Weber as the Norris Trophy leader. When Weber lost a bit of time with a concussion my new pick was Zdeno Chara. By early February I had Weber back in the lead. Now that we are into the stretch drive of the season, I think Chara is back in the lead.
Zdeno Chara has the top +/- rating among all defencemen in the NHL at +29. His 49 points puts him ahead of all defencemen except Brian Campbell (who is two points ahead) and Erik Karlsson (who has a remarkable 27 point lead on Chara). Chara is dominant in his own zone and offensively. I think he is the defenceman who is worth the most win shares to his team. While it is close he has surpassed Shea Weber both offensively and defensively.
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