2013-14 Season Preview: Norris Trophy Predictions

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3.  Alex Pietrangelo

Sep 21, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) takes a shot against the Dallas Stars during the second period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

With the distraction of a contract dispute behind him, Pietrangelo can focus on what he does best.  As the leader of one of the top 3 bluelines in the NHL, he has the skill, support and system to make this a Norris season.  He is coming off a sub-par year, but has bounce-back potential.