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Are the analytics ahead of public opinion on Shea Weber?

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There’s an internal debate going on at the Professional Hockey Writers Association over the idea of transparency and our votes for the major NHL awards such as the Hart, Norris and Calder. As you might expect in a group of strong-willed and opinionated writers, there hasn’t been a consensus, other than that those who want to share their ballots are encouraged to do so after the awards are announced.

Every year I make a habit of publishing my entire ballot on this blog and on Twitter. Usually, I don’t think twice about it.

This year was different.