Jere Lehtinen vs Derek Sanderson
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12-18-2009, 06:20 PM
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I didn't say points totals were irrelevent when discussing the Selke Trophy - I said they are irrelevant when discussing defensive play, which means they should be irrelevant for the Selke.
The Selke very rarely goes to the best defensive player.
And I think transitioning defense to offense and keeping opposing players wary and tentative of your ability to turn it around on them is very relevant to Selke voting and defense in general. It makes them second guess their moves, take longer to make decisions and increases their error ratio.
In the same manner as being a physical force whom makes opposing forwards wary of crossing your blueline and prone to more mistakes because they are worrying about you creaming them.
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