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It’s time for your latest edition of the Fransie awards, where we celebrate players that go backhand shelf, partly because it’s really hard to do, but mostly because it’s the name of this blog.

For further explanation on why they’re called the Fransie’s, check here.

For number five, we take you to Tampa Bay…

(Editor’s note: having some embed issues today – if the video doesn’t work for you, links have been provided.)

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Well, here we are again folks – I’ll try to bestow this prestigious honour on an oblivious NHL player every Wednesday.

If you missed our first award show, a Fransie is given to the player who scored the nicest backhand shelf goal since the last Fransie was handed out. So let’s get to it!

The top 5 Fransie Award nominee are….

#5 – Milan Lucic

Lucic corrals the rebound, gets the puck up to his stick, and puts it where nobody else is going to touch it. Backhand. Shelf.


#4 – Jordan Staal

Staal is breaking in wide, and Johan Hedberg has the angle on him. Or so he thinks. There was only about one place this shot could’ve gone to end up counting.


#3 – Milan Michalek

C’mon now, how slick is this? And on Henrik Lundqvist no less? That’s just too good. Read the rest of this entry »