Take a look and tell us what you think:
Hart Memorial Trophy - Sidney Crosby
Yes he only played 36 games, but Sid was the best player this year and still finished 3rd in scoring with 56 points. If he hadn't taken a puck to the grill he would have been a lock for this trophy as he was on pace for just over 74 points in 48 games. Many will say this trophy is for the player that helped his team the most over the year and that the Penguins are a great team without Crosby, but you can't take the trophy away from him just because he plays on a stacked team.
Vezina Trophy - Sergei Bobrovsky
Bobrovsky is a folk hero these days in Columbus after almost sneaking his team into the playoffs. For goalies that played at least 30 games , Bobrovsky finished 2nd in goals against with a with a 2.00 GAA, 1st in save percentage with a sparkling .932% and tossed in 4 shutouts. Will this be the year a goalie who didn't make the playoffs wins the Vezina? We sure hope so because BOBROVSKY was the best goaltender this season in our minds.
James Norris Memorial Trophy - Kris Letang
This will be a tight one, but we have to give Letang the edge over P.K. Subban. Both players tied for the defensive scoring lead with 38 points, but Letang played 7 less games. In addition, 68% of Subban's points came on the powerplay while Letang had better all around scoring with 66% of his points at even strength. Throw in Letang's higher TOI, lesser PIMs and higher +/- and you have a solid argument to give him the award.
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Josh Harding
Having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the fall, Harding vowed his career was not over and he would battle the inflammatory disease. He made true to his promise and promptly earned a shutout in the first game of the season against the Dallas Stars. Despite some medication setbacks, Harding helped the Wild's AHL farm club make the playoffs on a conditioning stint and will be playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fuck MS, you rule Josh Harding.
Jack Adams Award - Paul MacLean
With injuries to the core of his team, MacLean has guided the Ottawa Senators to the playoffs using a bulk of the Binghamton Senators. Consistency between the NHL club and farm club have helped the transition for call ups adjust to MacLean's systems and they finished 7th in the East because of it. Everyone expected the team to crumble without Jason Spezza, Craig Anderson, Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek, but the Sens thrived. I hate the Senators, but you have to give credit when it's due.
Frank J. Selke Trophy - Jonathan Toews
Who doesn't love Marty St. Louis? The 37-year-old showcased his offensive talent by becoming the oldest player to win the Art Ross Trophy this season with 60 points in 48 games, and also demonstrated he's a gentleman on the ice with only 14 PIMs all season. St. Louis is all class and just seems like a great guy to have beers with. His career is winding down, but he's still a great veteran that brings it every night and will be greatly missed in Tampa when he's retired.
Who do you think deserves some hardware this season?