BOSTON -- The votes from the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association have been collected and tabulated.
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara doesn't have a vote, but if his wishes could affect what the ballots read -- and considering his imposing 6-foot-9 stature, there's not much Chara doesn't get when he demands it -- teammate Patrice Bergeron will take home the Selke Trophy in June.
On Monday, Bergeron was announced as one of three finalists for that award, which goes to the best defensive forward in the NHL. The Blues' David Backes and the Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk are the other finalists. Datsyuk has won the award three times and has been a finalist five straight seasons. Bergeron and Backes are first-time finalists.