After getting ripped off in October, some of the more conspiracy-minded among us are worried that the PoW is just throwing Alex a bone before jobbing him again for RoM. We shall see, but it certainly is nice to see that Alex - who is 13th in the League in scoring and has played fewer games than half of the guys in front of him - is now not only being considered among the best rookies in hockey, but among the game's best players, period.
In other Caps-related news, a special thanks to DK for my Xmas present - an autographed AO stick. As I get older (yet another birthday nearly upon us), it's always nice to feel like a kid again. Cheers.
- Hart: Antero Niitymaki (27 save shutout win at Boston)
- Ross: Slava Kozlov, Ilya Kovalchuk (4 points each)
- Norris: Lubomir Visnovsky (2G, A in 3-2 win)
- Vezina: Antero Niitymaki (27 save shutout win at Boston)
- Richard: Slava Kozlov (3 goals)
- Calder: Antero Niitymaki (27 save shutout win at Boston)
- Aiken: Ray Emery (8 goals allowed on 27 shots against)