Top 5 candidates for Norris Trophy 

April, 23, 2013
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Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesRyan Suter has proved himself worthy of the contract the Minnesota Wild gave him last offseason.
The official description for the Norris Trophy is the player who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability on defense. But Josh Gorges, who has been paired with Norris candidate P.K. Subban down the stretch, suggests some tweaking.

"I always think Norris should be which defenseman has the greatest impact on their team in order to win games," Gorges said.

And his partner certainly fits that description.

"He definitely has got to be mentioned in that conversation," Gorges said.

He's in the conversation, but whether he'll win it is very much in question. Here's a look at the five Norris candidates at the top of my ballot as the season winds down: