I did a post over at Major League Jerk that will be going up at 1 pm tomorrow where I went over my picks for the awards in the NHL. So if you don’t want to read all that and just want a cheat sheet here are my picks:
Calder: Bobby Ryan, Anaheim
Vezina: Tim Thomas, Boston
Norris: Zedeno Chara, Boston
Hart: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
I only did the main four, but if I had expanded it to other awards I’m not positive who I would have picked for a lot of these. I don’t know if I would have necessarily given it to him, but I would have thought long and hard about giving the Selke to Jordan Staal. That he can play so well defensively, while not being a checking forward is amazing. The guy is a goal scorer and has tons of offensive talent but is still one of the best defenders in the league. Even though he is costly, and it’s tough to pay him, Crosby and Malkin all at once, as a Penguins fan I hope they don’t trade him.