Category | Main RSS feed for this section

No matter what you think about Erik Karlsson’s defensive abilities (and he was plus-14 going into Wednesday’s game against the Capitals), he’s certain to get some votes for the Norris Trophy, simply because the leading scorer among defencemen doesn’t get ignored. For the 21-year-old Swede, who is only in his third year, getting nominated would [...]

Just think of the great ones: Bobby Orr, Doug Harvey, Nicklas Lidstrom, Ray Bourque, Denis Potvin, Larry Robinson, and Paul Coffey. Not to mention Red Kelly, Chris Chelios, Tom Johnson, Rod Langway, Doug Wilson, and Scott Niedermayer, all among the more accomplished defencemen to play in the NHL. Heady company, indeed, especially for a 21-year-defenceman [...]