Cherry Pickin’ the 2009-10 NHL Season

With each 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. If you look back at our past picks, you’ll realize we’re not actually very good at this.

Stanley Cup Finals Match-Up
Chris: Penguins over Flames
Jon: Flyers over Ducks
Ryan: Bruins over Canucks
Rich: Capitals over Canucks

Hart Trophy
Chris: Sidney Crosby, PIT
Jon: Alexander Ovechkin, WAS
Ryan: Alexander Ovechkin, WAS
Rich: Dany Heatley, SJ

Vezina Trophy

Chris: Henrik Lundqvist, NYR
Jon: Henrik Lundqvist, NYR
Ryan: Roberto Luongo, VAN
Rich: Roberto Luongo, VAN

Calder Trophy
Chris: Ville Leino, DET
Jon: Victor Hedman, TAM
Ryan: TYLER MYERS OF THE BUFFALO SABRES
Rich: John Tavares, NYI

Norris Trophy
Chris: Zdeno Chara, BOS
Jon: Chris Pronger, PHI
Ryan: Nick Lidstrom, DET
Rich: Dion Phanuef, CGY

Jack Adams Trophy
Chris: Brent Sutter, CAL
Jon: Randy Carlyle, ANA
Ryan: LINDY RUFF OF THE BUFFALO SABRES
Rich: Claude Julien, BOS

Breakout Player
Chris: Jimmy Howard, DET
Jon: ?
Ryan: Blake Wheeler, BOS
Rich: Johnathan Toews, CHI

Comeback Player:
Chris: Paul Kariya, STL
Jon: Marion Gaborik, NYR
Ryan: Paul Kariya, STL
Rich: —

Best Off-Season Acquisition
Chris: Brendan Morrison, WAS
(Runner-Up: The picks Boston acquired from Toronto for Phil Kessel)
Jon: Marion Gaborik, NYR
Ryan: Dany Heatley, SJ
Rich: Dany Heatley, SJ

Surprise Team
Chris: Nashville Predators
Jon: Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan: Toronto Maple Leafs
Rich: Vancouver Canucks

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

Number of Wins for Ryan Miller
Chris: 31
Jon: 36
Ryan: 40
Rich: 38

Breakthrough Sabre:
Chris: Chris Butler
(Runner-Up: Tyler Myers)
Jon: Mike Weber
Ryan: Andrej Sekera
Rich: Tyler Myers

2 Comments

  1. NoUseForANickname

    Lindy Ruff/Darcy Regier still work for the organization in June?

  2. Capitals over Chicago…