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<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-hoz-counter" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.7" data-message="The NHL revealed the final three candidates for the Frank J. Selke and Lady Byng Trophies this morning. The Selke is awarded annually to "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspect of the game." After finally breaking Pavel Datsyuk's three year death grip on the trophy ('08, '09, '10), Ryan Kesler of the late Vancouver Canucks is the reigning champion from last season. The nominees for this year are:
David Backes- St. Louis Blues
Patrice Bergeron- Boston Bruins
Pavel Datsyuk- Detroit Red Wings
In order to evaluate a forward's defensive game, you have to look at a few important factors such as plus/minus rating, time spent on the penalty kill, quality of competition, puck possession, etc. My pick for this award is Patrice Bergeron, who led the league with a plus-36 rating and was second in th...
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Despite almost every pundit’s insistence that Nicklas Lidstrom makes their Lady Byng Trophy (most gentlemanly player) ballot as one of the finalists, the Red Wings’ captain was not named> one of the three possible winners of the award, so it appears that Pavel Datsyuk, who won’t win the Sekle Trophy due to the time he missed recovering from knee surgery, will be the only...
The National Hockey League announced their year-end awards today and Former MSU-M Mavericks and current St. Louis Blues forward David Backes was named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke trophy. I would think this is another great argument for the NHL being a great place to develop talent for the NHL.
TSN.CA --- The National Hockey League has announced more nominees for its year...
Patrice Bergeron's contributions to the Bruins consistently go beyond the stat sheet, and he's finally receiving the credit he deserves. The Bruins center is among three finalists for this year's Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the forward "who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." Bergeron is joined on the list of finalists by David Backes of...
Even though the majority of experts picked Nashville to defeat Detroit, the Red Wings were easily the sexier team when it came to playoff pools. On paper, the Predators don’t possess the equivalent of the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, or even Johan Franzen. In addition, it’s difficult to pass up on Nicklas Lidstrom in any playoff pool, for all that he has accomplished...
from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,The truly elite players are the ones who can play—and excel—in any situation. The ones who are used not only when their team needs a goal, but also when it needs to prevent a goal.
The St. Louis Blues’ David Backes, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings are just those kind of players, and for that reason...