SenShot’s Mid-Season NHL Awards

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SELKE AWARD – Best Defensive Forward

EAST:  Henrik Zetterberg, DET – While Pavel Datsyuk gets most of the credit and a seemingly annual nomination for this award, Zetterberg deserves some recognition for his 2 way play in Detroit.

Jan 4, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) waits for play to begin against the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. Zetterberg has two goals in the game. The Red Wings defeated the Stars 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

WEST:  Jonathan Toews, CHI – Toews is probably the best 2 way centre in the NHL.

Jan 3, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) controls the puck in front of New Jersey Devils defenseman Mark Fayne (7) during the first period at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

WINNER:  Toews.  This award traditionally goes to a player who puts up points as well as taking care of business in his own end.  Toews is the best at that aspect of the game.