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The Bruins may not have defended their throne as kings of the NHL, but two of their captains have the chance to bring home some hardware 0f their own at the 2012 NHL Awards show in Las Vegas tonight.
B’s captain Zdeno Chara has a chance to win his second Norris Trophy as the game’s top defenseman, and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron has a shot to take home his first Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward.
Chara, who won the Norris in 2009 and was runner-up to Scott Niedermayer in 2004, will have to beat out Nashville’s Shea Weber, and Ottawa’s slick Erik Karlsson if he hopes to win back his title.
Bergeron also has some fierce competition for the Selke, as he goes up against Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk (winner of the award in 2008, ’09, and ’10) and Blues center David Backes, who, like Bergeron, is trying to win the award for the first time.
My Prediction: Bergeron will very deservingly take home the Selke, but Chara will lose out on the Norris to Karlsson, who led the league’s defenseman in scoring this past season. Chara is a much better defensive defenseman than Karlsson, but it’s my gut feeling that the 22-year old Karlsson will win over the voters with his offensive prowess.
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As a 12-year-old kid, the only thing Patrice Bergeron hated more than he loved scoring goals was having his team scored on while he was on the ice. On Wednesday, Bergeron was (finally) honored by the NHL with the Frank J. Selke Trophy, recognizing the best defensive forward in the league. Finishing the 2011-12 campaign with an NHL-leading plus/minus rating of plus-36, Bergeron also...
A couple Boston Bruins are living it up in Las Vegas this week, in town for the NHL Awards Ceremony. Captain Zdeno Chara is nominated for the Norris Trophy, recognizing the league's best defenceman, while center Patrice Bergeron is up for the Selke Trophy, recognizing the best defensive forward on the ice. Chara called the nomination a "huge honor," while Bergeron took...
Boston's Patrice Bergeron has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward.
Bergeron won the trophy at the NHL Awards ceremony on Wednesday night.
The 2011 Stanley Cup champion beat out St. Louis captain David Backes and Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, a three-time Selke winner.
Bergeron had 22 goals and 42 assists for the Bruins while racking up a plus-36 rating...
Patrice Bergeron now has another award to add to his collection. Bergeron was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy at the 2012 NHL Awards Wednesday night. The Selke Trophy is handed out to "the forward who best excels in defensive aspects of the game." The Boston Bruins forward won the award over St. Louis' David Backes and former three-time Selke Trophy winner Pavel Datsyuk...
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The Philadelphia Flyers have released their schedule for the 2012-2013 season.
The Flyers kick off the season home at the Wells Fargo Center against Zdeno Chara and the Tim Thomas-less Boston Bruins on October 11,2012 at 7:00 p.m.
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The voting for the top ten, via me, on Twitter:
Selke votes in “points”: Bergeron 1,312 Backes 698 Datsyuk 553 Callahan 326 Kesler 152 Toews 117 Fisher 72 Staal 67 Kopitar...
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The NHL’s best players have all flocked to the city of sin for the NHL Awards today at 4pm and here are my predictions for who will take home the trophies.
Selke Trophy: Best Defensive Forward
Nominees: Patrice Bergeron (BOS), David Backes (STL), Pavel Datsyuk (DET)
My Pick: Patrice Bergeron. He led all Bruins forwards in ice time with 18:34 as well as penalty-killing time with...
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