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Duncan Keith

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Grade: A

Regular season: 3 goals, 24 assists, 27 points, plus-16

Postseason: 2 goals, 11 assists, 13 points, plus-10

Keith's value to the Blackhawks may have been best appreciated when he was out of the lineup for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals because of a one-game suspension. It took a team effort to fill his spot that day. Keith led the Blackhawks in time on ice for the eighth consecutive regular season. He averaged 27:37 of ice time in the playoffs. He led the team's defensemen in points in the regular season and playoffs. He finished sixth in the voting for the Norris Trophy. He was one of four Blackhawks to finish with a double-digit, positive plus/minus rating in the playoffs. -- What grade would you give him?