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Mike Richards Nominated for Selke Trophy
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04-28-2009, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Though I think Datsyuk will win it again, it's great to see him get the nod.
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I'm sorry, but I have no clue how they can give it to Datsyuk over Richards. Datsyuk has only 6 more takeaways than Richards and while a better face-off percentage, Richards kills him in any other defensive category. Richie almost doubles him in its (174 to 76) and has almost three times as many blocked shots (90 to 33). Plus Richards is without a doubt the most dangerous penalty killer in the league.
Hell, Malkin has outdone Datsyuk in blocked shots, takeaways and hits and isn't even considered.
If anybody but Richards wins it, I will probably lose my faith in fair judgment of skills.
Defensive play can't really be measured by stats.
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