2013-14 Season Preview: Norris Trophy Predictions

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4.  Ryan Suter

Sep 21, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) looks to pass during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

When the Suter-Weber combination broke up, fewer people would have expected Suter to excel quicker and perhaps better than Weber.  That was the case, as Suter was dominant in his new home and wound up as a finalist for the Norris last year.  He also mentored a young Jonas Brodin into a first rate NHL defenseman in just his rookie season.