Erik Karlsson sure to land Norris Trophy votes

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 be a considerable accomplishment. But he’s mature enough to recognize that defenceman such as Nicklas Lidstrom and Zdeno Chara are in a different league.
“People talk about it, and by that I mean (the media),” he said on Wednesday morning.
“It’s something that’s very fun to hear, but it isn’t even in my thoughts right now.
“Obviously you want to improve, and that’s one of the main things I want to do and never be satisfied with what you’ve accomplished so far.
“I always want to play better and better and hopefully I can do that for the rest of my career.”

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