Lidstrom goes down
The announcement was just made in the press box at the Pepsi Center that Nicklas Lidstrom suffered a knee injury and will not return to the game. Lidstrom was nailed into the boards by Ian Laperriere 6:10 into tonight's game.Bruce MacLeod reports that the injury's not thought to be all that serious, but this did make me wonder: Who would win the Norris Trophy if, in fact, Lidstrom missed the rest of the season?
The 37-year-old Red Wings captain has been the favourite for the award from Day 1, leading NHL blueliners in all the major offensive and defensive categories, but it'd be a stretch to think he could still be named the league's top defenceman while missing the final 20 games.
Chris Pronger, Zdeno Chara and Andrei Markov are probably the next in line, but I'd be curious to hear what others think.