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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 an average of 1:48 minutes per game. He led the league with a plus-36 rating, which also helped his linemates Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand finish in the plus-30 range as well. In my opinion, he had more of an impact on his team’s success than did the other two.
Norris Trophy: Best All-Around Defenseman
Nominees: Zdeno Chara (BOS), Shea Weber (NSH), Erik Karlsson (OTT)
My Pick: Zdeno Chara. Despite Karlsson’s 78 point season, absurd numbers for a defenseman, he wasn’t nearly as good in his own end as the other two nominees. It should be a very close race between Weber and Chara, but as much as I’d like to s...
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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...
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...
The Boston Bruins will be facing quite the different offseason this Summer than they did a year ago, after hoisting the Stanley Cup and celebrating up and down the streets in Beantown. This year, they suffered an early elimination at the hands of the Washington Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now, they are preparing to move on from Tim Thomas...
The Boston Bruins are forced to spend the summer with the bitter taste of an overtime Game 7 loss to the Washington Capitals fresh on their pallet. But the Bruins put the finishing touches on their preseason schedule Tuesday, with seven games on the docket beginning in late September, including exhibitions against the rival Montreal Canadiens and the same Capitals that eliminated...
Hey remember that time when Milan Lucic went to play the puck and Ryan Miller had a brainfart and decided to try to play the puck as well and well.. this happened?And then after the game Ryan Miller called Milan Lucic a "piece of ****." Then after that giant circus reports came out that Miller had a concussion only for later reports -- after Lucic was exonerated of all...
Even though the Stanley Cup Finals finished just 10 days ago, fans of the NHL are already looking forward to next season, as the league announced its 2012-13 schedule on Thursday. The Bruins begin the season with a trip to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers on October 11. The two teams met in the season-opener last year as well, with the Flyers claiming a 2-1 win to spoil Banner...
The Bruins have released their pre-season schedule: BOSTON BRUINS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Friday, September 14
Rookie Camp opens (Ristuccia Arena, Wilmington, MA)
Friday, September 21
Training Camp opens (Ristuccia Arena, Wilmington, MA)
Tuesday, September 25
Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals (Verizon Center, Washington, DC, 7:00 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, September 26...
The hockey season may be over, but it's still a busy week for the NHL. The NHL Awards Show will take place in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and then it'll be back to the drawing board for general managers across the league, as the NHL draft is set for Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh. That means it's a perfect opportunity to look back on the season that was, while also...
As noted by MLive’s Ansar Khan, the Associated Press and others, Patrice Bergeron won the Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward, with Wings center Pavel Datsyuk finishing 3rd in voting.
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...
Welcome to Part 2 of the two part 2012 NHL Awards Predictions posts. If you missed Part 1, read it here. If you did read it, hopefully you enjoyed it and will like this one as well.The 2012 NHL Awards is live from Las Vegas, Nevada once again. Although this time, it will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas, instead of the Palms, where it has been at least the last couple of years.Read...