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2016 Stanley Cup Champions

13 June 2016 Leave a comment
Pittsburgh Penguins players and coaches pose for photos with the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Pittsburgh Penguins players and coaches pose for photos with the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins on winning the 2016 Stanley Cup. The Penguins defeated San Jose Sharks last night in Game 6 of the series, 3-1 and winning the series 4-2. It is the fourth championship for the Penguins in the franchise history.  Congratulations to Sidney Crosby on winning the Conn Symthe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

At first, I felt that gave it to him out of popularity, but his contribution in the last game probably gave it to him.  I thought his teammates, Phil Kessel or Matt Murray, had far more contributions in leading the team to winning their fourth Cup.  But, it is not about the best player in all the series, but the one would made most impact in the final series.

So alas, I guess it is alright to touch the Prince of Wales trophy before the Finals.

 

2013 Masterton Trophy Finalists

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

NHL announced the finalists for the 2013 Bill Masterton Trophy. The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The winner is selected in a poll of all chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) at the end of the regular season.  This year’s finalists are Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid.

The winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

This award is always difficult to pick since all these finalists deserve to win this award.  Crosby could have a chance to win three awards this year and become the third Penguin to win this award.  That would interesting to see happen, but I really think that McQuaid deserve this year’s award.  Getting back to just play and have fun is all about this award.

2013 Hart Trophy Finalists

Hart Memorial Trophy

NHL announced the finalists for 2013 Hart Trophyon Friday.  The Hart Trophy is awarded annually to the “player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”  This year’s finalists are  New York Islanders center John Tavares, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.

The Hart Trophy is determined by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.

The winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

Here is the second award Crosby and Ovechkin are battle for this year.  One of these two will win it.  As stated with Lindsay Trophy, my guess would be on Sidney Crosby.

2013 Lindsay Award Finalists

Hal Lindsay Award (formerly Lester B. Pearson Award)

NHL announced this past Thursday the finalists for the 2013 Ted Lindsay Award.  Lindsay Award, formerly named Lester B Pearson Award, is given annually to most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association. This year’s finalists are  Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington CapitalsAlex Ovechkin and Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

Crosby and Ovechkin are battle for several trophies this year.  One of these two will win it.  But, which one will likely sweep?  My guess would be on Sidney Crosby.

2010 Hart Trophy Nominees

29 April 2010 Leave a comment

NHL.com announced the nominees for the 2009-10 Hart Trophy. They are Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals and Henrik Sedin of the Canucks. No surprise that “They also were the top three scorers in the NHL this past season.” according to the NHL.com article.
The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.” The winner is selected in a poll by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association in the 30 NHL cities at the end of the regular season.

It will be a tough pick this year.  I think the surprise upset pick will be Henrik Sedin.  He was the top points scorer this year as Crosby was co-winner of the Richard Trophy for top goal scorer.  So, why not go with the dark horse this year.

Get a closer look at this year’s nominee here..

The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards Show on June 23 in Las Vegas