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Nicklas Lidstrom - Red Wings 61 41.78%
Scott Niedermayer - Ducks 53 36.30%
Chris Pronger - Ducks 32 21.92%
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:37 PM
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NHL 2006-07 Award: James Norris Trophy

JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

The James Norris Trophy is awarded annually "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

NICKLAS LIDSTROM - Detroit Red Wings

Earned his eighth nomination as Norris finalist in the past nine seasons; has won the award
four times, from 2001 through 2003 and last season.
Third in the NHL in ice time per game (27:29), tied for third overall and first among defensemen with a +40 rating; fifth among defensemen in scoring with 62 points (13 goals, 49 assists).

SCOTT NIEDERMAYER - Anaheim Ducks

A Norris finalist for the third consecutive season; won the award with New Jersey in 2004, finished second with Anaheim in 2006.
Led all defensemen in scoring with career-high totals in assists (54) and points (69).
Ranked second in the NHL in average ice time per game (27:30).

CHRIS PRONGER - Anaheim Ducks

A Norris Trophy finalist for the fourth time; captured the award in 2000 and finished third in 1998 and 2004 with the St. Louis Blues.
Tallied his second-highest point total with 59 (13 goals, 46 assists) despite missing 16 games; fourth in the NHL in ice time per game (27:05).
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:42 PM
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Lidstrom for me. He's really earning that C.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:42 PM
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Lidstrom for me. He's really earning that C.
He may often seem unspectacular, but Lidstrom is just so efficient and smooth out there. All great candidates, but I think he's still the best.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:48 PM
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**** Lidstrom,I pick Niedermayer
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:01 PM
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they all deserve it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:35 PM
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I'd say Lidstrom he is the best
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:43 PM
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This year, it should be the Norris Cerberus Norris award-3 headed best defenseman! They all played outstanding.
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:53 PM
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I'm voting with my heart and not my head.

I'll go with Neidermeyer. Can't stand Pronger and Lidstrom is a previous winner. I never gave Neidermeyer that much credit as a Devil. Man, I was wrong. After watching him in the playoffs the last two years, gotta give this guy his do. His skating is unbelievable. Haven't seen anyone like that since Paul Coffey.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:10 AM
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It has to be Lidstrom. Pronger and Niedermeyer may be the part of the best defensive corps in hockey, but Lidstrom is the support that keeps Hasek secure in Detroit. I think the Anaheim-Detroit series has demonstrated this much.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:59 PM
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Pronger and Niedermayer will split the vote because they play for the same team. Lidstrom wins by default.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:35 PM
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As much as I dislike Detroit I do have to admit that Lidstrom is an amazing hockey player. I believe it would be safe to say he is like the Bobby Orr of this decade. Now before I get ripped for saying that I want it to be known that Im not Comparing him to Orr. Im just saying I believe he is the Dmen in the league
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:37 PM
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Why don't they just name it the Nick Lidstrom trophy. He wins the damn thing every year.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:05 AM
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Lidstrom may have lost a step but he is still the best defenseman in the league. He is smooth and is seemingly thinking ahead of everyone on most plays.

Pronger is overrated. Niedermeyer is much better than him. Too bad they have to share the spotlight on the Ducks.

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