Found March 01, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
Earlier today I had some conversations with Scott about the Norris Trophy debate and how it is an exercise in futility trying to convince people in outside markets who don't have the luxury of being able to watch Erik Karlsson on a game-by-game basis that despite his offense overshadowing whatever defensive capabilities on the ice, he is far removed from being a defensive liability. At one point in our discussions, the topic of the Selke Trophy came up and we drew the parallel that the annual award that recognizes the league's best defensive forward rarely goes to a player who lacks offensive ability.Since the NHL started awarding the Selke at the end of the 1977/78 season, only seven times in its thirty-three year history has it been given to a player who had less than 40 points in the regular season. The last to do it was John Madden during the 2000-01 season when he had 38 points. Gone are the days when modest contributors like Bob Gainey, Craig Ramsay, Guy Carbonneau or ...
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