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Sabres Regular Season Awards: The Norris

As the regular season ends, it is time to give out regular season awards to members of the Blue and Gold. I decided to take the Selke, Hart, Calder, and Norris, awards and poll DBTB'ers on who (among the Sabres players) Should have won them. I will try to do one a day or two a day, so that all the major awards are covered. We will continue with the Norris Trophy for defenceman of the year. The last two polls were pretty much forgone conclusions, this one is not so sure.The Sabres blueline as a whole had a good offensive season, with a lot of scoring, (Balanced of course) coming from the D-Corps.

Tyler Myers: Myers followed up his Calder Trophy campaign with a dreadful start to the season. He had 4 goals and 3 assists in the first two months of the season and had a pretty abysmal +/-. He seemed to find his stride midseason and managed 10 goals and 27 helpers. #57 also stepped up his defensive play and managed to get his +/- to an even 0 as the season ended. He led all Sabres defencemen in points. Myers also impressed with his physical game registering about 20 more hits this year than last, with 107 total.

Jordan Leopold: Leopold spent his first few months in a Sabres uniform impressing a lot of people. The former Flame, Panther, and Penguin, seemed to play well when the Sabres sucked, and suck when the Sabres played well. He scored the vast majority of his points before  Leo finished with 13 goals and 35 points. The offensive production from him was a huge upside but he finished with a team low -13 +/-.

Andrej Sekara: The offensively minded blueliner put together a career year with 26 assists and 3 goals. Sekara had periods of time where he played downright amazing, calling to mind a 5 game point streak that included 10 points. Andrej's defensive play left something to be desired at time, yet he still finished with a +11.

Steve Montador: Montador put together a solid season as a Sabre with 26 points. He led the team with a +16 and ran away with the blocked shots lead, playing goalie for a total of 138 shots. Led all defencemen in PIM. Like just about every blueliner, he seemed to go hot and cold. Kinda looks like Will Ferrel too.

Mike Weber: Weber is the last D-man I will include here, cause everyone else is a scrub. Weber had a good opening year for the Sabres. Weber has unremarkable offensive ability, he scored 17 points over the span of 58 games, but his reliability and physicality is impressive enough to warrant consideration for the Norris. He made 158 hits in only 58 games, and also seemed to play especially well when Enroth was in net.

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