Duncan Keith Wins Norris Trophy

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith won the 2013-14 Norris Trophy in a landslide.

Keith becomes the third Blackhawks defenseman to win the Norris more than once, joining Hall of Famers Chris Chelios and Pierre Pilote.

From NHL.com:

Keith led all defensemen with 55 assists and ranked second among blueliners with 61 points to power a Chicago offense that paced the NHL with 267 goals. He recorded his 40th helper of the season in his 46th game, becoming the fastest defenseman in franchise history to reach the milestone, and posted a career-long, eight-game assist/point streak from Nov. 19 to Dec. 3. Keith played a team-high average of 24:38 per game, topping the Blackhawks in ice time for the ninth time in as many NHL seasons.

Here is how the vote turned out:

2014 Norris vote

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10 Responses to Duncan Keith Wins Norris Trophy

  1. Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Kudos Keith. Between the Cups and the Norris’ and the 2 gold medals you probably punched your ticket to the Hall of Fame. That said Weber should really have won this award.

    Party hard in Vegas Duncs !

  2. Bernard walsh says:

    Look for Doughty to get it next year.

  3. RedTopParking says:

    That’s great news for the Blackhawks and for Duncan, and by a bigger tally than may have been expected. Roy and McKinnon were easy choices; Bergeron earned his hardware; Rask: Yes. Now let’s take a look at Sidney Crosby….well, he gets the Art Ross on the point totals, fine. The Hart and the Lindsay too?? No way, not in my book. Let’s just call them for what they are this year: “momentum awards”. Crosby just got his last “momentum” awards in that he won’t repeat Hart etc on his reputation alone. I don’t know how you award this guy honors like that. Going forward, Sid has a lot of proving to do and so does his franchise.

  4. Big Indian says:

    Not going to argue with the outcome, but I am a little surprised by the margin of victory. Lots of really good defensemen out there. A little surprised that Doughty was that far down the list, after listening to some pundits on TV etc. Congratulations Duncan Keith.

  5. JS says:

    Doughty and Hedman are both laughably low.

    I figured Keith would win it. He had a fantastic season and Eddie O banging the drum for him since November.

  6. Peter says:

    Per Bob McKenzie of TSN, Bolland’s initial ask from the Maple Leafs was 7 or 8 years for a shade under $5million a year. I honestly believe he knows he is not worth that and the Maple Leafs will probably counter for a lower amount/lower length. Let’s keep in mind that Bolland landed the Hawks 2 picks last year and a 4th round pick this year. I have confidence in Bowman to continue to sell high. That includes listening on Sharp and sending Oduya away now.

  7. Sr. Brad says:

    I’m happy for Duncs, but if I am building a team, my first DMan choice would be either Doughty or Weber.

  8. Mike the Mook says:

    Dunk is a “pure defensemen” even with those amazing offensive numbers, no one in his class as a two way player, the most efficient D-man in the NHL by a landslide. Plus he is so “defensive minded” one can only image what he can do if he took a few more chances on the offensive end, he takes what is given. Class Guy . . . congrats.

  9. Scottie P says:

    Random Question:
    6 years 6 per for Callahan, 7 years 5 per for Gaborik which one would you want less?

  10. ZebraGreg says:

    Congrats to Duncs; I think his year-long excellence and notoriety won it for him before the landswell Doughty had in the playoffs. Although Doughty was all over everyone’s map during the playoffs it was probably too little too late.

    We’re lucky to have #2 and I agree with the comments above about the HOF; two Norris Trophies, 2 Golds and 2 Cups has to be an equation for enshrinement at some point. No reason he can’t add to any of the ledger either in the coming years.

    One of the Hawks all-time great d-men. And he’s not prototypical in size; he’s a dwarf compared to Weber, Chara and most of the others but pound for pound is as tough as they come.

    Go Hawks!

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