Well, that panel just voted on who they thought was the best dmen in the NHL, not anything to do with Norris, which is why Karlsson appears on most of the lists despite playing like 16 games this year in the regular season?
Kevin Weekes has Big Buff on his list
You got to be kidding.
I disagree with all of them putting Weber over Suter. I think Suter is slightly better overall than Weber and some of the comments about how "physical" Weber plays consistently, even more than chara, tells me that most of the panel very rarely has watched a Predator's game in a few years. Weber isn't Kevin Hatcher when it comes to physical play, but I doubt too many forwards would rather deal with Chara over Weber. Weber is really good and the d-men these days overall aren't as stellar as other times, but I'd take Chara every day over Weber, especially when you look at those contracts.