Cardiac Cane’s Picks For 2013-2014 NHL Awards

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Frank J. Selke Award

The award given to the forward who demonstrates the most defensive skill.

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Brett’s Pick: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)

Patrice Bergeron had a marvelous season with the Boston Bruins on the defensive side of the puck. He won 58.6% of his faceoffs, and he was a +38. His corsi improved from last year and stands at 61.2%. His relative Corsi also improved from last year as it was a +9.7%. Statistically, he had a better season than last year, and he won the Selke last year as well.

Runner Ups: Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks), David Backes (St. Louis Blues)

Wes’s Pick: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)

Besides being a Selke Trophy candidate, Bergeron could be an MVP candidate with the type of season he had. He led the Bruins to the President’s Trophy while playing against other team’s top lines and providing offense. There’s no one better than Bergeron at the job of shutdown forward.

Runner Ups: David Backes (St. Louis Blues), Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers)