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Top Defenceman So Far

Only ten days ago I picked Oliver Ekman-Larsson as the leading candidate so far in the season for the Norris Trophy.  Since that time he has not had a big game.  He is -4 with one assist in his last four games played.  Thus I am making an updated Norris Trophy pick - Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Keith won the 2010 Norris Trophy and has been established as one of the top defencemen in hockey for the last several years.  He currently has 21 points in 26 games (which ties him for second in scoring among defencemen).  He has a +10 +/- rating and has done this while playing against Chicago's top opposition.  Keith is the top defensive player among the top handful of defenceman scorers in the NHL and that is why he is my leading candidate for the Norris Trophy.

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Laran's avatar

lol The whole point of making predictions is sticking to and owning up to them…can’t wait till the next update in another 4 games…

Posted by Laran on 11/29/13 at 04:15 PM ET

PuckStopsHere's avatar

At no point did I make a prediction.  I am chronicling the current leader.  That can change in one game, or four or perhaps Keith will keep in the lead for the remainder of the season.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 11/30/13 at 11:52 AM ET

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