2013-14 Season Preview: Norris Trophy Predictions

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1.  Erik Karlsson

Sep 15, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) takes a shot on net during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Senators win 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

While Subban has a majority of his production on the power play, Karlsson’s offense is more evenly spread between even strength and the man advantage.  Depending on your perspective, that could help or hurt Karlsson.  I tend to think that more production in 5-on-5 situations is better for the team and their chances.  Not that he is a slouch with the man advantage.  Karlsson wasn’t able to defend the trophy he won in 2011-12, and he would like almost nothing more than to reclaim what he feels is rightfully his.