Dave Bolland: Selke Candidate to Watch
Looking at this new season, there are many people poised to breakout in some way. The breakout scorers and breakout goaltenders and breakout defensemen will have plenty of articles written about them. However, there is one role that frequently goes unsung, defensive forwards. Called by many names: grinders, PK-guys, third liners, depth forwards, these players are the unsung heroes of any team. One of them is poised to break out and possibly challenge for the Selke award as the best defensive forward this season. This player is Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland,
This number is so far in favor of Bolland that the only analogy I can think of would be comparing the goal scoring talent of Steven Stamkos to that of a goaltender. Dave Bolland's CORSI REL QoT shows he carried his linemates because he had too. Jon Toews's shows his linemates carried him.