Trophy Watch: 2022 Norris finalists
The NHL is announcing the finalists for all of the major individual awards over the next two weeks. As they leak out, we're going to break the races down, and try to figure out whether the voters ultimately got the picks right.
First up is the Norris Trophy. It should come to one's surprise that Cale Makar, Roman Josi, and Victor Hedman slotted in as the top three. Let's take a brief break from the current playoff programming to reflect on the regular season, and the years these guys had respectively.
Where do we even begin with Makar? Here are some of his notable accomplishments:
- He scored 28 goals, falling just short of the 30-goal threshold that hasn't been touched by a defenceman since Mike Green got to 31 in 2008-09
- He produced at an 82-game pace of 30 goals and 92 points
- He dr
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