Your heroes have zero nominees for NHL awards this evening in Las Vegas—a choice of cities that I find revoltingly disgusting as the NHL joins every other filthy league in going for the almighty dollar and every last nickel at any cost.
But enough of that.
In case you’ve forgotten, here are the finalists for all the major awards that will be handed out:
Hart Trophy (MVP): Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, Martin St. Louis.
Vezina Trophy (best goalie): Roberto Luongo, Pekka Rinne (Romano), Tim Thomas.
Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Zdeno Chara, Nick Lidstrom, Shea Weber.
Calder Trophy (rookie of the year): Logan Couture, Michael Grabner, Jeff Skinner.
Lady Byng Trophy (gentlemanly conduct … who cares?): Loui Eriksson, Nick Lidstrom, Martin St. Louis.
Selke Trophy (best defensive forward): Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan Kesler, Jonathan Toews.
Adams Award (coach of the year): Barry Trotz, Dan Bylsma, Alain Vigneault.
Masterton Trophy (perseverence and dedication): Ray Emery, Ian Laperriere, Daymond Langkow.
Ted Lindsay Award … formerly the Lester Pearson Award (NHLPA’s most outstanding player): Daniel Sedin, Corey Perry, Steven Stamkos.
Messier Leadership Award: Zdeno Chara, Shane Doan, Nick Lidstrom.
I’d like to know what you guys think. Remember, all voting was done at the end of the regular season, so playoff performances, or lack thereof, don’t count.