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Since we just looked at last year's Giveaway leaders, let's now turn our focus to those thieving Takeaway specialists. As reported previously, it appears that Takeaways are indeed correlated with team performance, so we have a relatively straightforward, clear-cut indicator as to how these players are helping their teams.

Results are from the 2005-6 NHL season.












Top 10 in Total Takeaways (The Swiper Award)
Rob BLAKE, COL89
John MADDEN, N.J84
Shelon SOURAY, MTL83
Andrei MARKOV, MTL81
Antii LAAKSONEN, COL80
Mike MODANO, DAL79
Marian HOSSA, ATL75
Ian LAPERRIERE, COL74
Daniel ALFREDSSON, OTT74
Jason BLAKE, NYI73
Stu BARNES, DAL73
Saku KOIVU, MTL73











Top 5 in 3rd Period & OT Takeaways (The John Havlicek Trophy)
Andrei MARKOV, MTL31
Rob BLAKE, COL31
Tony AMONTE, CGY30
Brendan MORRISON, VAN27
Craig RIVET, MTL26
Henrik ZETTERBERG, DET26
Karlis SKRASTINS, COL26
Shawn HORCOFF, EDM26

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