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Second City Hockey Aug 15, 2016

NHL Network ranks Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook top 15 defensemen

The Blackhawks' top pairing still commands a lot of respect. August means summer, and summer means no hockey, and no hockey means it's time to find other ways to talk about hockey. To cope with the off-season, NHL Network has turned to counting down players - and once again, two members of the Chicago Blackhawks find themselves on the list. Last week, NHL Network went with forwards, showing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews a lot of love. This week, it's defensemen. Brent Seabrook came in at number 13 on NHL Network's Top 20 list, while Duncan Keith found himself all the way up at number...
Second City Hockey Aug 4, 2016

Logan Couture names Duncan Keith one of the toughest defensemen in the NHL

Also, Jonathan Toews made the cut, somehow. It's one thing to witness how tough someone is. It's even one thing to talk about how you, yourself, define toughness. But it's another thing entirely to be on the receiving end of that. Duncan Keith says he knows what toughness is. It would appear that Logan Couture, who has to frequently go up against him, would agree. Couture submitted a list to The Players' Tribune on just who he thinks are the toughest defensemen in the NHL are, and of course, Keith made the cut. He has rather high praise for him, too: Big, bruising defensemen in the mold...
Second City Hockey Aug 2, 2016

Duncan Keith: 'Toughness is a choice you have to make over and over again'

In a one-minute video, Keith explains just what it means to be tough. If there's anyone who knows about toughness, it's Duncan Keith. Keith has averaged well over 23 minutes a game for his entire career. These past two seasons, he's been at over 25 minutes a game. At least until the playoffs happen - when he steps it up to over 31. Throw in the sheer number of playoff games the Blackhawks have played this decade, and pretty much nobody has played more hockey than Keith has. There's no way that can be easy; the physical and mental exhaustion alone has to take its toll on the body. But that's...