The Finalists

The nhlpa has recently announced the finalists for all of the remaining 8 awards and the finalists are…Hart Memorial Trophy

Jaromir Jagr – New York Rangers

Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks

Miikka Kiprusoff – Calgary Flames

Lester B. Pearson Award

Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals

Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks

Jaromir Jagr – New York Rangers

Vezina Trophy

Miikka Kiprusoff – Calgary Flames

Martin Brodeur – New Jersey Devils

Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Scott Niedermayer – Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Niklas Lidstrom – Detroit Red Wings

Sergei Zubov – Dallas Stars

Calder Trophy

Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins

Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals

Dion Phaneuf – Calgary Flames

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Rod Brind’Amour – Carolina Hurricanes

Jere Lehtinen – Dallas Stars

Mike Fisher – Ottawa Senators

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Patrick Marleau – San Jose Sharks

Pavel Datsyuk – Detroit Red Wings

Brad Richards – Tampa Bay Lightning

Jack Adams Award

Lindy Ruff – Buffalo Sabres

Peter Laviolette – Carolina Hurricanes

Tom Renney – New York Rangers

60 Responses to The Finalists

  1. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Even if they split the Calder, I still think it would split between Phaneuf and Ovechkin……..But that’s just my opinion.

  2. Radio says:

    Well, as of that post he hadn’t let a softy in, XD. I have to take that back now since Buffalo’s 2nd goal totally froze him and it was obvious he was not following the play all all.

    Maybe he was wondering about which boxer to put on his PGA Tour cap.

  3. Radio says:

    *waits for Crosby to pull an Alex Daigle*

  4. my_sphincter says:

    I definately like Schneider, but not over Lidstrom. You just can’t ignore that he was top 25 in scoring this year. He had more points than Naslund, Iginla, Gagne, Rolston, Sundin, Lecavlier, Forsberg and Tanguay (granted some of these players missed significant time due to injury). Lidstrom has been one of the most consistantly great defensemen in the league for years and this year he was dominant.

    If we were going to give the award for consistancy over the season, I think that Phaneuf and perhaps Redden should be mentioned. Those 2 guys were amazing this year (although they’ve both kind of tanked in the playoffs).

  5. my_sphincter says:

    You’ll be waiting a looong time. I’d bet that Crosby will be top 3 in scoring next year.

  6. my_sphincter says:

    Phaneuf had a great year, but you can’t minimize what Crosby and Ovechkin accomplished this year. Both are rookies with over 100 points. Crosby is the youngest player to ever accomplish this.

    Look for Crosby and Ovechkin to both be in the top 3 in scoring next year. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them win the scoring title.

  7. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Oh, you’re totally right. But I think most people overlook Phaneuf……..that’s all I’m saying. All three are great players, who will all have fantastic careers.

  8. Radio says:

    Phaneuf moreso than Redden in the playoffs. He had some very very rookie turnovers, whereas I can at least give some sympathy for Redden who was stuck on some bad 2 on 1’s. Redden also redeemed himself with his blast through mega-traffic ftw, tonight.

    Anyway, I respect what you voiced. I want to mention, that I’m glad we can have an actual convo, and disagree, and not have it break down into senseless “Leafs ROX, SENS suck” rambleness, which is often prevalent in these comment sections.

  9. my_sphincter says:

    Agreed. That happens all too often here.

  10. my_sphincter says:

    The three of them really make it exciting to watch hockey again. I love this youth movement with Lundqvist (and all of the other great young goaltenders), Phaneuf, Crosby, Ovechkin, Svatos, Vanek, Staal, etc.

    It is great to know that the league is going to have some huge stars for years to come. It seems to me that in the last few years, the big guns were mostly vets and the highlight reels weren’t all that exciting. This has been a great year. I can’t wait to see what Malkin and Kessel can do!

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