Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/21/12
  Photo by: scarlet.capitals.nhl.com  Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators was once again by the slimmest of margins not voted the winner of the Norris Trophy for Best ALL AROUND Defenseman. The award went to Erik Karlsson who had an outstanding year offensively to lead all other defensemen by 25 points. Many would argue that Karlsson does not play the “all around” game that this award is supposed to represent but Karlsson did lead all defenseman in takeaways and was ranked 2nd in GWG. The problem here in the voting is consistency, and that is where Mike Green should feel the most snubbed by this year’s PHWA’s choice for the Norris. The aftermath of the awards show in Nashville is the same bewilderment as last season. Certain awards it seemed that Nashville players or personnel should have been a shoe-in to win were snatched yet again by those deemed “less-deserving” by the Predator faithful. It’s not necessarily about who is deserving but what criteria the voters are using to b...
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