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With the 2010 NHL Awards just days away, I took sometime to review all the finalists as I had paid little attention to the nominations at the time they were announced (the Stanley Cup Playoffs being a slightly more occupying event). Looking at the nominees for the Selke Trophy, two of the three selections were a bit puzzling to me. Now, yes, I am a Red Wings fan, so you can go ahead and take the following with a grain of salt, but, Pavel Datsyuk's nomination (and, in my estimation, impending win) was hardly a surprise. As winner of the last two Selke awards, even a nostalgia vote was certain. However, as he once again led the league in takeaways (132) and turned in a respectable 70 point season and plus-17 rating, Datsyuk has more than nostalgia to thank for this selection. However, a ...

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