The 2012-13 Norris Trophy finalists were announced on Tuesday, as Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild are up for the award given “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Getty ImagesThe coolness: All three are first-time nominees, which is only fitting in the first post-Nicklas-Lidstrom-Norris-Trophy-Stranglehold season. No Zdeno Chara among the finalists. No Shea Weber either, which obviously makes the Suter nomination one of the most delicious plotlines of the awards season.
All three are worthy candidates, although our hearts go out to the defensive defensemen who will never have a sniff of this award because they aren’t among the League’s top scorers. Alas, the Norris is for “greatest all-around ability”; where’s our Rod Langway Award already?
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