Norris Thoughts

Tim Panaccio suggests giving the Norris Trophy to a defensman’s defenseman like Derian Hatcher or Scott Stevens. It’s usually gone to more offensive defenseman, like Ray Bourque, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Chris Pronger. Interestingly, Stevens says he would give the Norris to his partner Scott Niedermayer. I think Stevens earned the Norris when he took that slapshot to the face from Tampa and came back to play the next game. He deserves some sort of award for that one.