Don't forget Red Wings star defenseman
Awards in the NHL -- with the exception of the undebatable ones based only on statistics -- are like the Heisman Trophy or a political race. Hype, word of mouth and momentum in the media can impact the final results.
There's little doubt St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Pronger has had a great season. But the media seem to have embraced his candidacy for the Norris Trophy at the expense of Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, who is quietly having the best season of his distinguished career.
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