by PuckStopsHere on 04/02/14 at 12:42 AM ET
David Krejci of the Boston Bruins has taken over the NHL +/- lead. He has a +37 rating, which is one point ahead of teammate Patrice Bergeron. I pick Bergeron as the Selke Trophy leader. He has a top +/- despite playing against the toughest opposition the Bruins face. Krejci has an easier job. He and Bergeron are usually the top line centremen in Boston, but if Bergeron faces the toughest opposition, this makes things easier for Krejci.
Krejci is a good player. He leads the Bruins with 63 points. He plays a solid two-way game. However I would argue that his offensive numbers are in part due to Bergeron facing the toughest talent so that he doesn't have to. A player like Patrice Bergeron makes his teammates better by taking the toughest minutes so they don't have to. A good player like Krejci will do very well in those minutes. It makes him the top scorer on his team.
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