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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 NHL Awards finalist from Detroit. Via NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman: 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 they have been named as finalists for this year’s Frank J. Selke Trophy, an annual award given “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” ... Datsyuk is a perennial contender for ...
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