While the NHL Awards are far from and probably never will be perfect, there are a few things that they get right.
Take last night for instance.
Last night, Patrice Bergeron FINALLY won the Frank J. Selke Trophy.
All is right in the hockey universe.
If you read this blog, or follow our twitter, or just know me a little bit at all, it’s no secret that I love me some Patrice Bergeron. He is far and away my favorite player on the Bruins and probably in the entire league.
Everything about him is class. From the way he plays, to the way he conducts himself, to the way he dresses, to the permabeard.
Even his acceptance speech was classy. (Good move, btw, on not forgetting to mention your girlfriend. Or your teammates.)
You should have seen me in my apartment last night – seal clapping and cheering when that guy from “Entourage” called his name. Bergeron has played like Selke winner each and every season since joining the Bruins as an 18-year-old in 2003, so it was about time that he was honored with the trophy.
Bob Gainey has won the award 4 times, the most of any player.
Let’s hope that this is the first of many more to come for #37.
About the Selke Trophy
The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to a NHL forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game, as selected by the Hockey Writers’ Association. It has been awarded 33 times to 21 different players since the 1977-78 season.
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