His new contract has solidified something that was becoming increasingly apparent last season: Wake, already one of the more tenured players on the team, has also become one of its vocal leaders. After last week’s OTA practices, Wake spoke to the media about his ever-expanding leadership role and his expectations for the new defense.
Welcome to Part II of our midseason awards. If you missed Part I, you can see what our experts thought was the best play of the first half, who the best newcomer is, who the most improved player has been, and who has been the best guest on our radio show. Today, we get down to serious business, giving out the big awards:
Best Clutch Performance, by Sam Madison:
With all the tight games that the Fins have played, we had a few guys that deserve this award for laying it on the line each and every week.