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12-18-2009, 08:41 AM
Dark Shadows
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
If a player is good defensively, he will get points?

Point totals are absolutely irrelivant when discussing defensive ability. The Selke trophy is not for "most highly valued player", it's for "best defensive player".
Point totals are not irrelevant when discussing the Selke Trophy. In many years, The voters have voted on that trophy as if it were a two way trophy instead of just a defensive trophy.

Otherwise guys like Ron Francis, Doug Gilmour or Rod Brind Amour would never have won the trophy. They were very good defensively, but in their times, there were several players who focused solely on defense who were better. Those players are often overlooked in favor of more two way defensive players.

But transition game Defense to offense, tight checking while remaining an offensive threat, etc, to me are worthy of note for the Selke too.

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