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2013 NHL Awards

30 April 2013 Leave a comment

With the conclusion of the shorten 2012-13 season, the NHL announced several awards [Yahoo]

President Trophy – Chicago Blackhawks

Maurice Richard Trophy – Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Art Ross Trophy – Martin St Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

William M Jennings Trophy – Corey Crawford and Ray Emery, Chicago Blackhawks

Congratulations to the winners.  NHL should be announcing the nominees for the other trophy next month.

2011 NHL Awards

28 April 2011 Leave a comment

NHL has begun to announce the finalist for 2011 NHL Awards.

The schedule is as follows:

Date Award
April 19 Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie)
April 20 General Manager of the Year
April 21 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (skill/sportsmanship)
April 22 Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
April 25 James Norris Memorial Trophy (top defenseman)
April 26 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (perseverance and dedication to hockey)
April 27 Frank J. Selke Trophy (top defensive forward)
April 28 Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
April 29 Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year)
May 2 NHL Foundation Player Award (contributions to charitable causes)

The 2011 NHL Awards will be held at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas on June 22. The ceremony will be broadcast by VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada.

With Easter being late this year, I have been slow in keeping up with these nominations.  So, I will be catching up in order to share my predictions.

Here is current list of award winners:

President’s Trophy (most points by team) – Vancouver Canucks

Art Ross Trophy (scoring leader)  – Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Williams Jennings Trophy (fewest goals allowed) – Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, Vancouver Canucks

Maurice Richard Trophy (top goal scorer) –  Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

NHL 2010 Awards Tonite

23 June 2010 Leave a comment

Alright.  The NHL 2010 Awards Show is tonight on Versus at 7:30 PM.  They are broadcasting from Las Vegas again and should be a great night for honoring the players who made a difference this season.  NHL.com has the list of this year’s nominees here.

In review, my predictions:

Hart: Sedin (Canucks)

Adams: Tippett (Coyotes)

Norris: Keith (Blackhawks)

Lady Byng: Datsyuk (Red Wings)

Selke: Datsyuk (Red Wings)

Vezina: Miller (Sabers)

Calder: Howard (Red Wings)

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2010 Jennings Trophy Winner

22 April 2010 Leave a comment

New Jersey Devils won the 2010 Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed announced by the NHL on April 11.  The defensive minded Devils captured the Atlantic Division this year over the defending Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins with their veteran goalie, Martin Brodeur.

2009 NHL Awards Winners, All-NHL and All-Rookie Teams

19 June 2009 Leave a comment

Last night, the NHL held their Award Show last night for the first time from Las Vegas.  Details on all the awards can be found on NHL.com here.  Here are the winners of most coveted trophies in sports:

Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh Penguins

I had picked the Red Wings.  Congratulations to the Penguins.

Prince of Wales Trophy
Pittsburgh Penguins

Campbell Trophy
Detroit Red Wings

President Trophy (League best club)
San Jose Sharks

Art Ross Trophy (League scoring champion)
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin

Maurice Richard Trophy (League’s top goal scorer)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin

William Jennings Trophy (Club surrendered the fewest goals)
Boston Bruins goaltenders Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez

Here are the award winners announced last night.  I include my comment if I had picked the incorrect winner.

Calder Trophy (top rookie)
Columbus Blue Jackets Steve Mason

I had picked Kris Versteeg to win the Calder, but Mason had a great season in goal.

Norris Trophy (top defenseman)
Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

Lady Byng Trophy (sportsmanship)
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

I had picked Zach Parise to break Pavel’s streak.

Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
Boston Bruins Tim Thomas

Selke Trophy (top defensive forward)
Detroit Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk

Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin

I had picked Malkin to win it this year, but Alex was deserving his second Hart.

Masterton Trophy (perseverance)
Steve Sullivan, Nashville Predators

I had picked Richard Zendik, but Steve deserved this award.

Adams Award (Coach of the Year)
Claude Julien, Boston Bruins

Pearson Award
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin

I did not do as well as last year in picking winners, but it was difficult to pick one since all these players are deserving.  So, it will not be surprised to see the All-NHL and All-Rookie teams:

2008-2009 NHL First All-Star Team

G – Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
D – Mike Green, Washington Capitals
D – Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
C – Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
RW – Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
LW – Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

2008-2009 NHL Second All-Star Team

G – Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
D – Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
D – Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks
C – Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
RW – Marian Hossa, Detroit Red Wings
LW – Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils

2008-2009 NHL All Rookie Team

G – Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
D –
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
D –
Luke Schenn, Toronto Maple Leafs
F –
Patrik Berglund, St. Louis Blues
F –
Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks
F – Kris Versteeg, Chicago Blackhawks

Did some did not make this list this year? The rookie team is what I expected, but I wonder if there were other who could make it on the second team.

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NHL 2009 Foundation Award Nominees

NHL.com announce the 2009 NHL Foundation Award nominees for the player who exhibits commitment and services to charities in their communities. They are:

Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings
Alex Kovalev, Montreal Canadiens
Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets

All three players are worthy of this award.  They have done much for their communities.  After reading the stories on what each player has done, I would have to pick Alex Kovalev.  Read the story to pick your candidate to win it this year.

Here is summary of the nominees for the 2009 NHL Awards:

WED, APRIL 22: Calder Trophy (top rookie)
THU, APRIL 23: Norris Trophy (top defenseman)
FRI, APRIL 24: Lady Byng Trophy (sportsmanship)
MON, APRIL 27: Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
TUE, APRIL 28: Selke Trophy (top defensive forward)
WED, APRIL 29: Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
THU, APRIL 30: Masterton Trophy (perseverance)
FRI, MAY 1: Adams Award (Coach of the Year)
MON, MAY 4: NHL Foundation Award (contributions)

Note: The 2009 NHL Awards will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 18 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada. Tickets to the 2009 NHL Awards are on sale at ticketmaster.com/nhlawards and at the Pearl Concert Theater Box Office.

2009 NHL Adams Award Nominees

NHL.com has announced the 2009 Jack Adams Award nominees for top coach.  This year’s nominees are:

Claude Julien, Boston Bruins
Todd McLellan, San Jose Sharks
Andy Murray, St. Louis Blues

These coaches had a lot in getting their teams to the playoffs this year.  We saw much improvement in Boston and a surprise run by St Louis.  Yet, San Jose was a team who was poised to make it to the top of their conference.  The choices are tough.  But, I think that Claude Julien is the favorite and my pick since the Bruins made greater strides in from last season, eighth seed to the top seed in the Eastern Conference.  This should not diminish the Blues run to make the playoffs or the Sharks improvement coached by a former Red Wing assistant.  These teams will improve next year.

Don’t forget, the NHL Awards after the playoffs.  Details from today’s story:

The 2009 NHL Awards will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 18 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada. Tickets to the 2009 NHL Awards are on sale at ticketmaster.com/nhlawards and at the Pearl Concert Theater Box Office.

Only one award nominee list remains, here is the updated schedule and its links:

WED, APRIL 22: Calder Trophy (top rookie)
THU, APRIL 23: Norris Trophy (top defenseman)
FRI, APRIL 24: Lady Byng Trophy (sportsmanship)
MON, APRIL 27: Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
TUE, APRIL 28: Selke Trophy (top defensive forward)
WED, APRIL 29: Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
THU, APRIL 30: Masterton Trophy (perseverance)
FRI, MAY 1: Adams Award (Coach of the Year)
MON, MAY 4: NHL Foundation Award (contributions)