Shea Weber named finalist for Norris Trophy

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Shea Weber played with the Milwaukee Admirals during the 2005-06 season.

Former Milwaukee Admiral and captain of the Nashville Predators Shea Weber has been announced as a finalist for this season’s Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman. Other finalists include Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.

For anyone who has had the opportunity to watch a few Predators games this season – you’ll know full well just how brilliant Weber has been this season. With no Pekka Rinne, an offense that was hit and miss, and a very youthful defensive core around him – the Preds captain has been consistently the top player on the team from start to finish.

Weber played in 79 games, scored 56 points (23 goals, 33 assists), had a plus/minus rating of -2, and 52 penalty minutes. The scoring output is a career best for him. It is a new career high in assists and the goal total matches his previous best from the 2008-09 season.

Do you think that Shea Weber will take home this year’s Norris? Will the fact that his team isn’t in the playoffs lessen his case? 

3 thoughts on “Shea Weber named finalist for Norris Trophy”

  1. If Nashville made the playoffs, I would say this is finally Shea’s well-deserved year. He, like the rest of Team Canada’s defense, was awesome in Sochi as well. Chara had a bigger offensive season than usual here, but my money is on Duncan Keith, who was dominate in Round 1 of the playoffs. For my money, Keith is the best transition defender in the NHL. The weird part of this argument is which player means more to their team? In that list, I would say its Weber, Chara, then Keith. That is more of a statement on how good Chicago’s blueline is.

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