Early Norris favorites

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  1. DominicBoltsFan

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    Who has so far emerged as a Norris contender/favorite in your opinion?
     
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    It'll probably change by next week
     
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    Thomas Chabot has surprised me.
    13 pts in first 10 games plying about 22 1/2 mins per game
     
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    Chabot from Ottawa has been incredible though.
     
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    What do people think Burns and Karlsson's odds are now that they are on the same team? I think it will hurt.

    Doughty's team is a trash so that takes him out of the race.

    That leaves only Victor
     
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    I predict one of Subban or Josi wins it
     
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    Seriously, I can’t believe how Chabot has stepped up. He has my vote as way to early Norris winner.
     
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    Karlsson hasn’t been very good
     
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    Thomas Chabot.

    In all seriousness, it seems that defensemen must play a lot of minutes and be a two-way force in order to be a favourite. That’s logical, and means that your top contenders right now are probably Doughty, Carlson, Suter, Letang, Karlsson, Klingberg, Klingberg, Byfuglien, Pietrangelo, Lindholm, etc. If Reilly breaks 70, 75 points he’ll be a strong contender, too.

    At the moment, my top-3 would be Doughty, Suter, and Letang, who’s been a beast this season in every situation after looking off the last couple of years due to injury and fatigue. Guys like Karlsson and Josi get punished a bit by being just a part of very strong defensive corps.
     
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    I wouldn't doubt either of them are nominated or win, but for the most part they have been pedestrian and sometimes down right bad. Ekholm, on the other hand, has been our best defenseman up to this point, but I can't imagine he'll get a nomination. It'd be pretty funny that out of all the quality defensemen we've had that the first Norris winner would go to Ekholm though.
     
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    Carlson (although his shooting % will come down)
    Suter
    Letang
     
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    Had by far his best game of the season yesterday against the Ducks, on both sides of the puck. I won't throw his name into the Norris discussion just yet, but it looks like he's starting to settle in.

    Were you watching?
     
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    King Subban is my pick, severely underrated now that he's no longer on the habs.

    Letang is my runner up.
     
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    King Subban is your early pick based on his play so far?
     
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    Letang has no chance

    voters will pull up a search history of Letang HFBoards June-October and go nope
     
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    Brent Burns has 13 points in 11 games. He leads his team in scoring and has easily been their best player so far. He is the guy.
     
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    John Carlson?
     
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    You should watch him now that he's no longer on the habs, he hasn't been good this year.
     
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    Noah juulsen is +9 in 9 games, the only stat that matters
     
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    Karlsson actually has been good and he's getting better every game but you can keep telling that to yourself.

    I'm thrilled we Toronto people have our own horse in this race. Rielly is 100% elite player. Don't think he wins it this year but maybe he'll be a nominee.

    Gotta love your positive vibes, you silly Habs fans.
     
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    Karlsson hasn’t been in the same league as Burns so far, there is no reason that Karlsson should cause Burns to lose votes.
     
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