NHL Awards: Norris Trophy nominees

Shea Weber, Erik Karlsson and Zdeno Chara are in the running for the defenceman of the year

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 20: Shawn Horcoff #10 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on March 20, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 20: Shawn Horcoff #10 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on March 20, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators and Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings hold their positions in front of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Shea Weber #6 Of The Nashville Predators And Todd Bertuzzi #44 Of The Detroit Red Wings Hold Their Positions In Front Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators and Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings hold their positions in front of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi (44) fights with Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi (44) fights with Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 02: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators carries the puck toward Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Shea Weber #6 Of The Nashville Predators Carries The Puck Toward Boyd Gordon #15 Of The Phoenix Coyotes In Game Three Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 02: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators carries the puck toward Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 04: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators passes the puck under the stick of Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Shea Weber #6 Of The Nashville Predators Passes The Puck Under The Stick Of Martin Hanzal #11 Of The Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 04: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators passes the puck under the stick of Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators lays a check onto Lauri Korpikoski #28 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the first period of Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Shea Weber #6 Of The Nashville Predators Lays A Check Onto Lauri Korpikoski #28 Of The Phoenix Coyotes In The First Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators lays a check onto Lauri Korpikoski #28 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the first period of Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators shoots the puck in front of Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Four
OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators shoots the puck in front of Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck while being chased by Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 1-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Erik Karlsson #65 Of The Ottawa Senators Skates With The Puck While Being Chased By Brian Boyle #22 Of The New York Getty Images
OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck while being chased by Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 1-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 31: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators moves the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on March 31, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Erik Karlsson #65 Of The Ottawa Senators Moves Getty Images
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 31: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators moves the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on March 31, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 07: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators attempts to control the puck on offense in the third period against Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on April 7, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 07: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators attempts to control the puck on offense in the third period against Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on April 7, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 03: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins heads to the net as Joe Vitale #46 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends on April 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated teh Boston Bruins 5-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Zdeno Chara #33 Of The Boston Bruins Heads Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 03: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins heads to the net as Joe Vitale #46 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends on April 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated teh Boston Bruins 5-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck as Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals defends in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in double overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Zdeno Chara #33 Of The Boston Bruins Takes The Puck As Alex Ovechkin #8 Of The Washington Capitals Defends In Game Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck as Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals defends in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in double overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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