WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara had time to reflect a little on his second straight Norris Trophy nomination, was announced earlier this week.
And today after his club practiced at Ristuccia Arena, he admitted he’s curious to see how the vote went because of the diversity among him and his competition — Washington’s Mike Green and Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom.
“Both of them are great players and I think it’s going to be very interesting because you have three players from a different-style game (nominated), so we’ll see what the voters decided to go for,” said Chara.
The voting members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted their votes at the conclusion of the regular season and prior to the start of the playoffs. As the No. 1 defenseman on the top defensive team in the league, Chara was a sho0-in to make it to the final three for the third time in his career. As always, he was quick to spread around the credit for his success.”
“It’s obviously a huge honor. It’s something that I take a lot of pride in, but at the same time I think it’s just a result of the whole team playing really well this season and I wouldn’t be able to do without the guys,” he said. “The big credit, a big thank you, goes to the whole team.”