Tuesday, May 01, 2007

And The Nominees Are...

The NHL announced the nominees for its major (and not-so-major) awards this afternoon. Here they are, with my picks in bold:

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY (outstanding rookie): Evgeni Malkin, Penguins; Jordan Staal, Penguins; Paul Stastny, Avalanche.

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY (outstanding defensive forward): Rod Brind'Amour, Hurricanes; Samuel Pahlsson, Ducks; Jay Pandolfo, Devils; write-in: Boyd Gordon, Washington Capitals.

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY (most valuable player to his team): Martin Brodeur, Devils; Sidney Crosby, Penguins; Roberto Luongo, Canucks.

JACK ADAMS AWARD (outstanding coach): Lindy Ruff, Sabres; Michel Therrien, Penguins; Alain Vigneault, Canucks.

JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY (outstanding defenseman): Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings; Scott Niedermayer, Ducks; Chris Pronger, Ducks.

LADY BYNG MEMORIAL TROPHY (sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct): Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings; Joe Sakic, Avalanche; Martin St. Louis, Lightning.

LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD (most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA): Sidney Crosby, Penguins; Vincent Lecavalier, Lightning; Roberto Luongo, Canucks.

VEZINA TROPHY *** (outstanding goaltender): Martin Brodeur, Devils; Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames; Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers; Roberto Luongo, Canucks.

*** tie for third place in balloting; four finalists named

What do you think?


B_Washington said...

You're really voting for Staal for the Calder? He shouldnt'even be a finalist, Kopitar in LA got flat-out robbed.

MY vote would be for Stasny... but Malkin will probably (deservedly) win.

JP said...

Stastny's a great pick too - ABM. If Stastny or Staal got the powerplay time (not to mention linemates) that Malkin did, they'd have silly numbers.

PP Ice Time Per Game:

Malkin (5:45)
Stastny (3:38)
Staal (1:12)

B_Washington said...

Oh you don't have to tell me. I think Stasny deserves the Calder over Malkin. Stasny's linemates weren't too shabby (Hejduk especially, McClean and Svatos were pretty average). But Stasny combined for more PK time and was also playing important defensive positions down the stretch.

I've already resigned to the fact that MAlkin is going to get the Calder (in fact I am already planning my blog post for when he actually gets it awarded to him), but I think the Avs are better off with Stasny, and If I had a choice, I'd choose the one that was an asset in both ends of the ice for his team (Staal or Stasny.)

My main complaint was that Kopitar should be a finalist over Staal.

B_Washington said...


Where do you find stats like that one? (PP ice time per game?) do you do some math? or is there a website i am missing?

JP said...

I went to NHL.com > stats > regular (regular/playoff) / rookie (rookie/veteran) / time on ice (report view). It's all there.

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