Found April 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Detroit Red Wings veteran Pavel Datysuk will vie for his fourth Frank J. Selke Trophy. Datysuk joined St. Louis Blues captain David Backes and Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins as finalists for the award, which goes to the league's best defensive forward. The 33-year-old Datsyuk collected 19 goals and 48 assists in 70 games this season. Backes had a team-leading 24 goals and 54 points while logging nearly 20 minutes of ice time for the Blues. Bergeron led the league with a plus-36 rating and had a team-leading 67 blocked shots.

Backes named finalist for Selke Award

Courtesy: St. Louis Blues ST. LOUIS, Mo. St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has been named a finalist for the 2012 Frank J. Selke Award by the National Hockey League (NHL). The Selke Award is given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Former Blues captain Rick Meagher won the only Selke Award in franchise history in 1990. Backes is in...

Patrice Bergeron Adds to Impressive Legacy by Playing Through Pain to Help Bruins Keep Season Alive

Patrice Bergeron has nothing left to prove. His credentials as one of the top two-way players in the NHL and a quiet but influential leader in the Bruins locker room are well established by this point. Yet somehow, the veteran center still keeps coming up with new ways to impress. Coming into Sunday, the Bruins didn't know if Bergeron would even be able to play in Game 6 after...

Patrice Bergeron Gets Some Long Overdue Recognition With Selke Nomination, Deserves Trophy

BOSTON – The rest of the NHL may finally be catching on to what Patrice Bergeron's teammates have long known. The Bruins center has long been a two-way force on the ice, a key contributor to Boston's success and one of the best shutdown forwards in the league. That final element received some overdue recognition on Monday when Bergeron was named a finalist for the Frank...

Patrice Bergeron. Warrior. Goon. Selke Nominee.

FINALLY, the NHL has done something right by nominating Patrice Bergeron for the Selke. For those unaware of what the Selke Trophy is, here's the Wikipedia definition: The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game.It seems like every year Patrice Bergeron is snubbed...

Backes, Bergeron and Datsyuk up for the Selke

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 Joins David Backes, Pavel Datsyuk on List of Selke Trophy Finalists

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...

Claude Julien Leaves No Doubt That Patrice Bergeron Will Play in Game 7

WILMINGTON, Mass. –- The Bruins took the ice at Ristuccia Arena on Tuesday for what could be their final practice of the season. They held the workout without Patrice Bergeron, but the Bruins won't have to face elimination in Game 7 against Washington on Wednesday without their most valuable forward. When asked after practice if he had any concerns about Bergeron's availability...

Patrice Bergeron, Tim Thomas Among Major Factors for Bruins Going Into Game 7 (Video)

The Bruins are headed for Game 7 against the Capitals, and the series couldn't be tighter. Each game in the first-round series has been decided by just one goal. The Bruins needed all the advantages they could get in their Game 6 overtime win, from Patrice Bergeron playing through injury to Tim Thomas holding on in goal for the B's. Andy Brickley and Naoko Funayama break...

Ovechkin elbows Patrice Bergeron

The Washington Capitals star forward Alexander Ovechkin's is known for his questionable hit and in today's game he was able to connect with a sneaky dirty elbow on Patrice Bergeron. THis  caused him to miss most of the third period. One has to wonder if Bergeron is suffering from another concussion. Don't expect the league to look at the Ovechkin elbow on Bergeron...

Bruins Hoping Two-Day Break Before Game 7 Will Help Patrice Bergeron, Joe Corvo Recover From Injuries

BOSTON –- The waiting can be excruciating for the fans, but two days of rest should make things a little less painful for the players. After playing back-to-back games over the weekend, the Bruins and Capitals will get two days to recover before finally deciding their opening-round series in Game 7 Wednesday night at the Garden. And after six physical and intense games, both teams...

Patrice Bergeron, Joe Corvo Will Take Warm-Ups to Determine Status for Game 6 in Washington

The Bruins are facing elimination Sunday afternoon in Washington, and they are also facing big questions in their lineup for Game 6 at the Verizon Center. Center Patrice Bergeron and defenseman Joe Corvo both suffered injuries in Game 5 Saturday in Boston, and their status for Game 6 is in question. Both traveled to Washington and Claude Julien told reporters in D.C. that they would...

Your Selke Trophy Finalists

from Adam Kimelman of,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...
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