The NHL announced via twitter dot com their Selke Finalists.
I’m sure you’re shocked who ended up in there.
That’s right, Your #1 center Patrice Bergeron!
Oh, the other two who aren’t Bergeron...
Oh, that’s rich.
Bergeron has once again been the NHL’s premiere two-way forward and probably the best overall forward in the league once again in terms of sheer possession generation and defensive suppression by a country mile. Kesler and Koivu, while they were on very good teams this year, aren’t close to the sheer impact Bergeron brings.
Basically? It’s a formality at this point. If Boston does a certain thing (which I’m not going to say out loud or type out lest I jinx it), then hand Bergeron his Selke and let’s crown him the best two-way player to lace up some skates in the modern era.
Congrats to Bergeron for his nomination, and his inevitable win.