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New post over at The Checking Line that takes a look at Frans Nielsen's season with the New York Islanders that may warrant consideration for the trophy that is awarded to the best defensive forward of the year.

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Filed Under:   Islanders   NHL   Frans Nielsen  
March 24, 2011 12:16 AM ET | Delete
you can make a case but realistically there are 20 guys ahead of him on that list.
March 24, 2011 12:24 AM ET | Delete
they will never give the selke to a player on a bad team.
March 24, 2011 12:34 AM ET | Delete
What is he a -50?
March 24, 2011 12:46 AM ET | Delete
Selke to a winger? Usually a center wins the award as one of the most important aspects of playing defense is keeping the puck from your opponent. Winning draws is pretty huge there. Likely the usual suspects with Kesler winning this season.
March 24, 2011 4:26 AM ET | Delete
really underrated as a player, but the selke has Kesler's name on it!
March 24, 2011 10:02 AM ET | Delete
ok seriously...know ur facts before you sound as stupid as both of you did. Frans is a center, so yea about that winger comment. and -50?? dude hes a plus 12 (plus 13 in ahl also) on one of the worst teams this entire decade.
March 24, 2011 10:02 AM ET | Delete
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March 24, 2011 1:19 PM ET | Delete
Really DylanHeaslip?? name those 20 players for me please because i think hes in the top 3 if not the best defensive forward this year
March 24, 2011 2:32 PM ET | Delete
kesler, datsyuk, zetterberg, toews, d. sedin, pavelski, b. richards, m. richards. bergeron, plekanek, krejci, morrisson, bolland, legwand, malholtra, kopitar, marchant would all be ahead of nielson IMO,
March 24, 2011 8:08 PM ET | Delete
LOL even Grabovski has a better chance at the Selke than this scrub, the guy is 45% at draws... gimme a break
March 24, 2011 8:11 PM ET | Delete
kesler yes datsyuk yes zetterberg maybe d sedin no pavelski no b richards no m richards no bergeron no plekanek no krejci no morrison no bolland no legwand no malholtra no kopital (are you joking?) marchant noyou must of been joking with that list
March 25, 2011 12:30 PM ET | Delete
UH-OH ANOTHER KNOW IT ALL TORONTO CITIZEN....YOU MUST BEE RIGHT
March 25, 2011 2:17 PM ET | Delete
:)
March 25, 2011 4:25 PM ET | Delete
are you serious nielson over bergeron, mike richards, plekanek, they guy is a plus 13 who is under 50% on draws and has 11 goals, it didnt say all these guys should win i said they would be ahead of nielson
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