Cherry Pickin’: The 2008-09 NHL Season

With every new season, we make picks that will more than likely be very, very wrong. Play along with us in the comments if you’d like, we will be looking these over in the spring to see how we did.

Stanley Cup Finals Match Up
Chris: Sabres over Stars (Redemption 10 years later)
Jon: Wings over Canadiens
Ryan: Wings over PICK. Let’s say Montreal.
Rich: Habs over Sharks

Hart Trophy
Chris: Sidney Crosby, PIT
Jon: Henrik Zetterberg, DET
Ryan: Alexander Ovechkin, WAS
Rich: Alexander Ovechkin, WAS

Vezina Trophy
Chris: Marty Turco, DAL
Jon: Roberto Luongo, VAN
Ryan: Luongo, VAN
Rich: Henrik Lundqvist, NYR

Calder Trophy
Chris: Steven Stamkos, TB
Jon: Stamkos
Ryan: Barry Melrose’s new mullet, TB
Rich: Steven Stamkos, TB

Norris Trophy
Chris: Nicklas Lidstrom, DET
Jon: Dion Phaneuf, CGY
Ryan: Dion Phaneuf, CGY
Rich: Dion Phaneuf, CGY

Breakout Player
Chris: Brandon Dubinsky, NYR
Jon: Sergei and Andrei Kostitsyn, MON
Ryan: Daniel Paille, BUF
Rich: Peter Mueller, PHO

Jack Adams Trophy
Chris: Craig MacTavish, EDM
Jon: Guy Carbonneau, MON
Ryan: Wayne Gretzky, PHO
Rich: Denis Savard, CHI

Best Off-Season Acquisition
Chris: Brian Rolston, NJ
Jon: Olli Jokinen, PHO
Ryan: Marian Hossa, DET
Rich: Marian Hossa, DET

Surprise Team
Chris: Edmonton Oilers
Jon: Phoenix Coyotes
Ryan: Chicago Blackhawks
Rich: Chicago Blackhawks

Sabres Leading Scorer
Chris: Derek Roy
Jon: Jason Pominville
Ryan: Pominville
Rich: Thomas Vanek

Number of Games Connolly Plays
Chris: 6
Jon: 56
Ryan: 13
Rich: 47

Most Surprising Sabre:
Chris: Craig Rivet
Jon: Teppo Numminen
Ryan: Mike Weber
Rich: Drew Stafford


  1. sabresfan88



  2. Chris

    Jack Adams Trophy
    Rich: Denis Savard, CHI

    Want a mulligan?