Awarding Awards and Such

NHL Awards are tonight. Let’s run down the list of nominees:

Vezina Trophy
Nominees: Martin Brodeur, Henrik Lundqvist, Evgeni Nabokov

I like Nabokov in this one. He played tons of games and helped the Sharks to a Pacific Division title. Their winning streak going into the playoffs helped secure that and hopefully a Vezina for Nabokov. Plus, it would be nice to see a first-time winner. With that said, Brodeur will probably win. He’s the standard when it comes to playing 83 games in the regular season and posting some insane numbers.

Actual Winner: Brodeur

Norris Trophy
Nominees: Zdeno Chara, Nicklas Lidstrom, Dion Phaneuf

Lidstrom is just sooo good. This should be a lock for him.

Actual Winner: Lidstrom

Calder Trophy
Nominees: Nicklas Backstrom, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews

We’re going to go with the local boy on this one. Toews’ injury hurts his cause a bit and Backstrom got to play with Ovechkin. Plus we’re homers so we’ll be rooting for Kane.

Actual Winner: Kane (and his sisters are smoking)


Lady Byng Trophy

Nominees: Pavel Datsyuk, Jason Pominville, Martin St. Louis

Datsyuk will probably win it but it would be cool if Pominville picked up the award. Then I could call him Lady Poms from now on.

Actual Winner: Datsyuk

Selke Trophy
Nominees: Pavel Datsyuk, John Madden, Henrik Zetterberg

My guess is this one will go to Zetterberg since Datsyuk is on the ballot for the Lady Byng. Voters might have thought about spreading the wealth. Madden is an interesting dark horse and the Devils are so good trapping that it wouldn’t shock me if he won.

Actual Winner: Datsyuk

Hart Trophy
Nominees: Jarome Iginla, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin

Didn’t you get your T-shirt already? Ovechkin is going to take this one.

Actual Winner: Ovechkin

Jack Adams Award
Nominees: Mike Babcock, Bruce Boudreau, Guy Carbonneau

We love Bruce Boudreau here in the Roost just because he seems like a happy man. And he should be. The Caps were in last place in the league when he took over and he and Ovechkin led them to a division title. He pushed a lot of right buttons and deserves more than just a nomination.

Actual Winner: Boudreau


Masterton Trophy

Nominees: Jason Blake, Chris Chelios, Fernando Pisani

Despite a disappointing season, I hope Blake gets it just as an F-U to that cancer-hating racist Avery.

Actual Winner: Blake

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Ron MacLean starts the show off at 7. The Red Carpet walk always gets me.

Don’t miss out. I know our very own Ryan won’t. More on that tomorrow…