Take a look and tell us what you think:
Hart Memorial Trophy - Sidney Crosby
Through 36 games played, Sid has been by far the best player in the league. But will those 36 games be enough seeing as how he's expected to sit out the remainder of the season with a broken jaw? 15 goals and 41 assists have him 10 points up on the next closest scoring leader and he's led his Penguins to an undefeated month of March. Pretty easy to decide who would be getting the Hart if it were handed out today.
Vezina Trophy - Sergei Bobrovsky
This is a tight race as usual, but we never thought we'd be ready to give out a trophy for best goaltender to a Columbus Blue Jacket. Bobrovsky has been lights out this season with a 2.13 GAA and .927 SV%; both of which rank him among the top goaltenders in the NHL. Facing over 30 shots a night, Bobrovsky has given the Blue Jackets opportunity to steal points and actually has them sitting in a playoff spot in the always tough Western Conference. Impressive.
James Norris Memorial Trophy - P.K. Subban
Since joining the Habs after a contract dispute, Subban has been one of the best defencemen in the NHL. With 10 goals he leads all defencemen (in less games), and his 27 points have him 1 point behind the defensive scoring leader, Ryan Suter (once again, in less games). Subban's been a stud on the powerplay with 18 of his 27 points coming with the man advantage, and has been solid at even strength with a +10 rating. Basically, he's putting up Erik Karlsson numbers from last year.
This will be another tight race, but Huberdeau has impressed us the most through 36 games. Leading all rookies in goals (13) and points (26), Huberdeau is playing on a hurting Panthers team that is trying to avoid being the worst team in the NHL. Huby's offence has been consistent throughout the year despite the lack of talent around him. With 12 games left, this will be one of the races to watch with Conacher, Gallagher, and Saad coming on offensively.
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Andrei Markov
Markov still hasn't missed a game this season and sits 5th overall in defensive scoring with 6 goals and 23 points in 34 games. Averaging almost 25 minutes/game and playing in every scenario, Markov has helped the Habs to their incredible 22-7-5 start. If he stays in the lineup it's hard not to give the guy the award, I mean, isn't his knee being held together by duct tape?
Jack Adams Award - Paul MacLean
So many great candidates to choose from, but Paul MacLean has been getting the job with the Binghamton Senators. Without Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Craig Anderson, and Milan Michalek, MacLean has guided his Senators to a 19-10-6 record which is good enough for 5th in the Eastern Conference. Not only do the Sens have the most guys in the league whose name you can't spell, but they probably lead the league in guys you've never heard of.
Frank J. Selke Trophy - Patrice Bergeron
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Patrick Kane
What do you think of our Award winners at the 3/4 mark of the season?