Should Ottawa Senator Erik Karlsson win the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman?
Fans love goals. Bottom line. That's why defencemen like Ottawa's Erik Karlsson are always given the edge when it comes to selecting the NHL's best defenceman - the Norris Trophy winner. Karlsson has 76 points in 76 games. But, he's only a plus 19. For example, both Boston's Zdeno Chara and Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom are plus-27 players as of March 27th. Should Karlsson get the nod over more balanced, two-way players like Chara and Lidstrom?