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The NHL's best and worst this week: John Carlson's budding Norris candidacy

Alex Ovechkin doesn't just believe his team's No. 1 defenseman, John Carlson, should win his first Norris Trophy. The Washington Capitals captain kicked off an all-out blitz campaign as the team toured Western Canada this week. It began with Ovechkin declaring, in Calgary, that he had a preferred hashtag: #Johnny4Norris.

"That's the hashtag right now," Ovechkin said. "Let's keep it going."

John Carlson (@JohnCarlson74) for the Norris Trophy? ud83eudd14

Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) says let the campaigning begin.— NHL (@NHL) October 23, 2019

It continued in Edmonton, when a reporter began asking a question about Carlson.