Drew Doughty vs Zdeno Chara

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  1. Drew Doughty

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  2. Zdeno Chara

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  1. Caesar Rex

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    When all is said and done. Who will be considered the better player?
     
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    having already 2 Cups and a Norris vs 1 Cup and 1 Norris, Ill say DD
     
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    Doughty because Chara is overrated
     
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    Chara should have had two to be fair and is historically one of the better shut down defensemen of all time.
     
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    Apples and oranges. One is a shut down specialists. The other, an elite two way defenseman.

    Chara is most likely the best shut down defenseman of this generation with a longer prime. I mean for a ten year period, he was a Norris Finalists six times, finished top five eight times, a second team AS four times, a First team AS three times, with a Norris and Cup. He’s also probably one of the most intimidating players of all time, with his size and physicality. He was just plain scary.

    But I think Doughty will go down as the better player simply based on his already impressive resume at a young age
    And in his prime. He has the better offensive abilities and playoffs. He’s got the defensive game with the finesse.
     
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    Pretty even probably. Edge to Chara because I think he was a little more "transformitive" in what he can bring to a team.
     
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    What is that supposed to mean
     
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    Doughty's norris should have been Karlsson's
     
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    What a coincidence because EKs 2012 should have been Doughtys.

    There is more to defense than scoring points. Doughty shows this while still scoring a good amount.
     
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    Yup. Swap the 2015 and 2016 Norrises and nobody has any issue with anything. As it is, Doughty beating out Karlsson's best season leaves a bad taste in many mouths.
     
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    Doughty should not have a Norris
     
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    He would have won this year if he hadn't won before so be careful what you wish for.
     
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    That would have been absolutely silly if he won it this year. Granted no dman stood out last year but Hedman had comparable possession to Doughty and better offense.
     
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    The voting was close enough to claim that the Due Doughty factor would have swung it.

    Also Doughty's impact numbers at 5on5 were way better than Hedman's last year.
     
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    Hedman had 53% xGF% Doughty had 51%. Doughty did have better relative to team hence why I say comparable.
     
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    And then you look at their xGF% QoT:
    Hedman 52.43
    Doughty 45.92

    And you realize it's not comparable at all. Hedman won for 2 reasons: 1) He had not won a Norris yet 2) He scored a bunch of goals
     
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    Went with Chara. Maybe it's just because I've seen him play a lot more (age and East). But that guy probably could impact a game more than anyone else I've seen.

    It's a good poll question.
     
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    Doughty - but that’s because Bourque was my favourite growing up.

    That said, I'll probably create a shrine dedicated to Chara for all that he's done for the Bruins.
     
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    Looking at their toi qot and the fact that Hedman lugged around Dotchin for most of the year I think that number is skewed.
     
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    Drew Doughty
     
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    Dead even IMO. Two of the best of our generation.
     
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    Good poll, this is Chara for me.
     
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    Doughty is the better all around guy. Chara's prime was Pronger level shut down, though.
     

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