NHL Awards odds


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NHL Awards Odds

Odds to win the Calder Memorial Trophy
Jeff Skinner, Carolina Hurricanes                         1/6
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks                        11/2
Michael Grabner, New York Islanders                  12/1

Odds to win the Frank J. Selke Trophy
Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks                        4/5
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks                 7/4
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings                       7/2

Odds to win the Hart Memorial Trophy
Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks                              2/5
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks                       2/1
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning                 12/1

Odds to win the Jack Adams Award
Dan Bylsma, Pittsburgh Penguins                       2/7
Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators                          7/2
Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Canucks                    15/1

Odds to win the Lady Byng Trophy
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning                 2/5
Loui Eriksson, Dallas Stars                                 7/2
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings                   4/1

Odds to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy
Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins                               ½
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings                   9/4
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators                        6/1

Odds to win the Vezina Trophy
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins                                1/30
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators                        20/1
Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks                   30/1

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  1. And personally, I really don’t care much about the awards. The only one I am really rooting for is Jeff Skinner, he had a phenomenal rookie season. I’m disappointed by the fact that Torts wasn’t on the list for coach of the year, I bet he would have been had the Rangers finished in the 5-6 area.

  2. bull dog line on

    I don’t see Avery listed in any category. I thought he was up for all the awards.

  3. Manny?

    I went to this breakfast joint in town today; I got like twelve silver dollar pancakes, four strips of bacon, and a large orange juice for like seven bucks. And it was way more delicious than anything I’d get at House of Pancakes or Denny’s. But SEVEN BUCKS!

  4. Doodie Machetto on

    See, I’m not with the “safe pick” mentality. We have a lot of 2nd and 3rd liners, both on the roster and in the system. I’d rather potentially land a 1st liner, or trade down to where there will still be plenty of potential 2nd and 3rd liners, plus pick up an additional pick in the process.

    bull dog, Landeskog is probably the most NHL-ready player in the draft, but I think his ceiling is a lot lower than RNH, Larsson, and Huberdeau. Those three guys are all potential superstars.

    I also really don’t like Puempel. I’ve seen a lot of things criticizing his work ethic and also his skating ability.

    McNeil is a big guy that doesn’t use his size, plus he has effort issues. Pass on him too.

    Like I said, I’d rather go boom or bust for an offensive player like Grimaldi, Jensen, or Armia than take a guy who will probably be just another 2nd/3rd liner at best. If you want that, trade down and get more picks. Those guys are going to be a dime a dozen in the 20-40 range.

  5. Doodie Machetto on

    If Datsyuk wins the Selke, it’s on reputation alone. He didn’t play enough games.

    It should be Toews, but it will be Kesler.

  6. The Selke is awarded to the forward who demonstrates the most proficiency in the defensive component of the game. 56 games is plenty of time to demonstrate you are the most defensively adept forward.

  7. bull dog line on

    I agree with you. that is why I like Armia. Puempel played on a real bad team, and was hurt at the end of the season. going in to the season he was considered a top 10 pick.

  8. Player Review: Ryan Callahan

    *Ryan Callahan is the epitome of New York Rangers Hockey, and that’s exactly why he will be the team’s next captain. He possesses the perfect mix of skill, desire and grit and is the Blueshirts’ best all around player. There are not enough good things you can say about Ryan, but I think there is one thing that sums up his value: every team in the league would love to have Callahan on their team, but only one team has him and that’s the Rangers*


  9. Is this real??

    “Use the ignore command. If you want to ignore them, type /ignore troll’s_name_here, you won’t see any of the text they write!”

  10. billybleedsblue on

    Manny, unfortunately that command is an IRC command, not something that would ever work here :/

  11. Not sure why Vegas isn’t a good pick for NHL..given the state of the Vegas economy I would think this would be good for the city and the local economy.

  12. Doodie Machetto on

    I’ve seen effort questions with Puempel. I just really don’t want a guy with effort issues. You can’t teach heart.

    I make an exception for Jensen and Armia just because their upside is so damn high. Puempel projects to more of a 2nd line wing, while Jensen and Armia have first line potential.

  13. Gift of GAB-orik on

    LOL at Chara’s odds for the Norris… 1/2? HAHA wtb does that mean anyway?

    I love Cally… but if we had 18 of him… we’d lead the league in hits, blocked shots, chipped teeth, broken legs… and not much else. You still need legit scorers in the mix… unless somehow you can get 18 guys on the roster to give you 20 goals each… then i’m pretty sure we’d be in great shape!

    On a serious note… i wouldn’t mind having a Lucic or Blake Wheeler type player to park his rear in the crease and bang in garbage goals.

  14. Gift of GAB-orik on

    good point… him and Prust are certainly able…. but Lucic is a BEAST. or… in a carp-ism… Lucic=Monster

    Boyle=Monster too for good chunks of last season… and we all know about Prust.

    Speaking of… just re-read this post, one of my favorites of last (this) year…

    i’m sure most of us remember it, and the fun we had with the comments! (some of which still go on to this day!)

  15. Manny? No way, dude…Orr isn’t that corny and he can actually articulate his points well…LOL!

    Believe me, there is no one who wants kleintroll gone more than him!!

  16. Here is my evidence that David Kleintroll is ORR:

    1. I mentioned David Klein asking, “who was the guy that promoted his horrible blog around here all the time?” Right after that David Klein started posting again;

    2. David Kleintroll’s handle is exactly the same format as a handle that ORR would use; and

    3. David Kleintroll is always in an argument with ORR. Which makes us think that the LAST person he could be would be ORR.

    Those are my reasons. I am not saying ORR is corny or not articulate. ORR is an all-star. Just saying I think he’s doing it to push our buttons……..

  17. So NYR,

    If ORR were to have an alter-ego, wouldn’t David Klein be his antithesis? And wouldn’t ORR appear to despise him to remove suspicion?

  18. if so, then i nominate Manny for the Rookie Of The Year. I think he’s been our most consistent poster ever since he joined the blog not so long ago.

  19. NYR,

    We all know ORR is a button pusher as well. See: Tiki. ORR also seems to recall almost all the trolls that ever invaded this blog.

  20. Gift of GAB-orik on


    RE: Callahan

    Most driven player… i’ll agree with that. Most talented however I disagree. Most talented in what regard? Heart doesn’t equate to talent, it does equate to work ethic.

    Gaborik is our most talented player. If he played with Callahan’s passion and heart, he’d win the scoring title every year. Also if he could stay healthy all season for multiple seasons.

    I reaffirm my previous statement you cannot be a legit cup contender with 18 Callahan’s, unless all 18 players had identical stats (20 or so goals)

    And for the record, i’m not knocking Cally… he’s awesome, the future captain, and deserving for the heart and work ethic you previously mentioned.

  21. David Klein

    I assume you have an assumption problem. What made you assume that my post about Callahan was addressed to you?

  22. Gift of GAB-orik on

    well then Orr=David Klein=Rod Lurks=Rod Lurks again=A local fan

    Orr is the alpha and omega troll!!

    Orr is also Michael Moore, Rush Limbaugh, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Tony Danza, and Fred Savage…… Orr is the greatest actor in the world!!

  23. Gift of GAB-orik on

    that’s misleading… because being consistent doesn’t elevate your talent level.
    That’s a hard statement to take in context “most consistent talented player”.

    He fits the Captain’s mold as far as leadership, setting examples, and work ethic are concerned. In spades.

    However I cannot say he’s the most talented, or even most consistent talented player.

    20 goal scorers are not consistently scoring… they occasionally score. What he DOES do EVERY SINGLE SHIFT is work his butt off, hit, grind, hustle… and all the other intangibles that make him great in his role.

  24. Gift of GAB-orik on


    You find me 12 forwards who all play like Callahan,and who can amass identical stats, and 6 D men with that work ethic, and put them all on the same team… you’d be GM of the century.

    You’re using an implausable scenario to try and validate a point that is reaching at best.

  25. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Though i’ll humor you….

    Forget if they are Callahan types or not…

    if you COULD assemble 12 forwards who each score 20 something goals, and have 6 hard working, shot blocking, hitting everything in sight defenseman…. and a Hank like goalie….

    Yes you’d win the cup. Every year. For life.

  26. True Blue Mike on

    I want to buy my dam tickets for the winter classic already dammit! Anyone have any idea how much tickets will cost approximately for the classic?

  27. Gift of GAB-orik on

    that’s a HIDEOUS flyers jersey…. i’m not sure how i feel about that Rangers one just yet. I know they had a Ranger Crest jersey for awhile.

  28. Gift of GAB-orik on

    lol…. well we can’t know for sure Orr now can we? I mean you wear many hats….

  29. Gift of GAB-orik on

    That Flyers jersey looks like a charlie brown experiment gone wrong. I think i’ve seen prison uniforms that look that way.

  30. Gift of GAB-orik on

    So if you had different personalities… and one of them threatened suicide… is that a hostage situation?

  31. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Odds to win the “Miss Congeniality” Entrophy: Christopher Drury, 1-10.

  32. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Really in the dark as regards the new Winnipeg franchise name. Consensus up Winnipeg way seems to be “Jets,” but why are they going into the amateur draft BEFORE making the announcement? Seems to me Winnipeg Jets representation at the draft would be great P.R., if they were going to go that way. Alas, “Manitoba Junk Yard Dogs,” here we come.

  33. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Excuse me, I meant to say “Manitoba Junk Yard Dog,” (not dogs) in keeping with the scintillating times we live in.

  34. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Final Score: Rangers 6 Manitoba Junk Yard Dog 2 = I like it, getting with it!

  35. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Here is the problem, as regards resurrecting the Winnipeg Jets name. The Phoenix franchise, which owns all marketing rights to the name, is going to want big bucks for selling it. Too many big bucks, I surmise. Some will recall that when the Cleveland Browns relocated to Baltimore, everyone in Baltimore wanted to resurrect the Baltimore Colts name. But the Indianapolis Colts franchise wanted the sun, the moon, the stars, and all banks owned by the Rothschild family, in exchange for relinquishing the rights to the name “Colts.” Thus the Ravens were born.

    Seems to me that the top brass of the Phoenix Coyotes (pardon for not referring to them as ‘Yotes,) would know by now if a deal has been struck to release the rights to the Jets name. Anyone with Don Maloney’s phone number could make a call and get the inside scoop. I understand the formal announcement of the new Winnipeg team name is forthcoming on Saturday. Can’t wait for the “let down” bad news.

  36. O(lga Folkyerself on

    Or worse, imagine if Olga was Sather?!?


    You’re DESPICABLE… :)

  37. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Heart doesn’t equate to talent? Got to disagree there, GAB. Too many people with miles of heart but with no distinctive talent have made it to the top. You HAVE heard of a plain-faced, skinny little wafer of a body, tinny-sounding singer with a crud attitude by the name of “Madonna.”

  38. Olga Folkyerself on

    If anyone can win with Crosby and Malkin, why does Bylsma win the Adams Trophy? He lost without them, just like anyone else would…

  39. Bylsma wins coach of the year?? Get the fugg out of here!

    He lost Crosby and Malkin? Big f’ing deal! Rangers NEVER even had Crosby or Malkin and we made the playoffs with much less talented roster!

  40. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Boom Boom,

    I stand by what i said earlier. Heart can carry you… but only so far.

    As much heart as Callahan has, he is not as talented as Gaborik, who on an off year, scores as many goals as Callahan does in his best year (to date, to be fair).

    People have made it to high levels with less talent then others, but one doesn’t supplant the other.

    Talent doesn’t mean heart, heart doesn’t mean talent.

  41. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Is Stamkos in a Ranger jersey (refuse to call it a sweater) on the new NHL 12 cover??

  42. Gift of GAB-orik on

    You know what would happen if you put Gaborik skills, with Callahan heart and toughness? You’d get Ovechkin.

    Most complete pound for pound player in the NHL.

  43. Cory Shneider! Jew Power!

    Bet if Cory was in net for Nucks for all those games in Boston, maybe Bruins wouldn’t be hosting the cup

  44. Gift of GAB-orik on

    And i realize i may get some flack for that comment. But it won’t change my mind.

  45. At least the chick who brings out trophies is pretty hot… Last year they had two Quasimodo looking chicks!

  46. JimboWoodside on

    There are LOTS of Ukrainian and Russian Gingers! A possible result of the Rus warriors who invaded from Sweden – see? They weren’t *always* EuroPansies!!

  47. Olga Folkyerself on

    You know what the Ukraine is? It’s a sitting duck. It’s a road apple…

  48. JimboWoodside on

    One of those alien twins just won – what was the award? Best Playoff Choke Job!?

  49. JimboWoodside on

    I was thinking the same thing, Orr – did he even have a roster spot this past season!?

  50. JimboWoodside on

    Good to hear, 3CP – things are fine here – just waiting to see what Uncle Glennie does for my birthday in a couple of weeks. Hope he does something right!

    The offseason blows, though…

  51. JimboWoodside on

    There’s definitely a resemblance, Orr – but Sather probably could be that guy Pritchard’s father…

  52. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Hey Gabby – You know how many people with “talent” have flopped in this world? Must be millions, and that’s a conservative figure. Success in any endeavor begins with having an abundance of heart and the closely-realated quality of spirit.

    A good baseball comparison example. While I am not a Yankee fan, in fact, anything but, I admire Bret Gardner tremendously. When he came up to the majors, he was one of the most pathetic looking excuses for a major league ballplayer I have ever seen, going back to that Mets imposter, Rod Kanehl, who was the first ballplayer I ever saw who was deficient in basic athletic coordination.

    I think Bret Gardner has worked as hard to establish himself as Pete Rose used to work, quite a compliment, to get to where he is now, an asset to the team, wherever they put him, however they use him. I never thought he would make it, and you may recall his batting average and his on-base percentage, in the first two years, were an embarrassment. He was just a speed specialist, as was Herb Washington with the A’s, years ago. With his work ethic, if Bret Gardner had real athletic ability and talent, he would be a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate. Few people I know of in this world I respect and admire more than Bret Gardner, regardless of the uniform he is wearing.

    Rod Kanehl? He was a no-talent, expansion-era fraud as a major league ballplayer, with a 90-pound weakling work ethic to go with it, and though he was popular as an original Met, he didn’t last long. So don’t be too tough on the real heroes in our society who have more heart and soaring spirit to offer than anything else. You sell them short at you own peril.

  53. Yo! Just got back from a night out. Guess I didn’t miss much with the NHL awards and Jay Mohr, huh? LOL! Whyzerman!

    Good for Perry and Thomas. Those guys deserve it their awards, hands down….

    What else can you say about Lindstrom? …pretty special for a Euro pansy….

  54. ohh cccp, earlier u said manny shoul win the blog rookie of the year award. manny check your fb mail. i said exactly what cccp said, you are the most consistent rookie so far, and orr is like the cal ripken of the blog. ok besides that time he went awol for 2 weeks anyway

  55. lidstrom had an average season fr him and still was better than most d men and had more points than all of our forwards and dmen 62 points compred to 54 from duby. damn!!

  56. It took me 30 seconds to finish those donuts off. Only problem was, half the chocolate was stuck on the inside of the fuggin bag.

    Grabby, I have Bloodsport on my computer!

    “You’re not Japanese! You’re not a Tanaka!!”

  57. The players at the NHL Awards outclass every Ranger in every way, except for Lundqvist.


    what a moronic statement! Those were the best players of the ENTIRE league! How can anyone compare players of a SINGLE team to the best players of the ENTIRE league?

    what’s the name of that blog again? oh who gives a funk!

  58. Any Lindsey Lohand fans? This mess of a women just tested positive for alcohol while under house arrest. As if she couldn’t get anymore dumb.

    I’m sick of these people getting away with this crap! She needs to be thrown in jail for a few years.

    I just want to see her cry in court again :P

  59. hockety players are not actors or comedians. These shows are bound to fail. The winners want to thank a few people who got them there, not the miillions of people watching who want to be entertained.

    Every once in a while there is bound to be a wise ass, but I can never watch an entire show. way too corny and dry.

    I am pretty excited about the little Ranger news I have heard this offseason.

    Here’s a toast to the draft and next season.

    oh yea, and to the departures of some Rangers rentals as well as a few fan favorites. Let the bloodletting begin.

  60. Actually, odds are I wont like him next year, because he’ll come away with a one year deal, and we’ll go through this next season, except he’ll be a UFA, and we’ll officially lose him for nothing, like I predicted two summers ago.

    Unless he signs long term.

    But, if he does sign the one year deal, the only way I like him is if he “Scott Stevens” Crosby, Cooke, OvechCANT, and/or Carcillo, among others, or has an unbelievable year, and helps us win the Cup.


  61. Let’s see… Stahl was an all-star last year and so was Hank (that’s two of the best in the league). Even though Gaborik had a crappy season, he is one of the best snipers in the league (as we saw in his first season as a Ranger) so that’s three already. Erik Christensen along with Wolski and MZA are some of the best if not the best shoot-out players in the ENTIRE league! Too bad there’s No award for that, otherwise i bet you all three of them would have been at the NHL awards tonight! So, that makes it how many? *SIX!* Now, Bryan Boyle was probably the most improved player last year! The best in the league! Dany G led the league in blocked shots! The best in the ENTIRE league! BOOM! *THAT EIGHT OF THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE!*


    So David…take a sit!

    Defending our own: Rangers Report Blog.

  62. Improved player, blocked shots, Wolski, Christensen, MZA = No. I Gaborik is very talented, yes, but inconsistent at best. Staal is okay and could grow into a superstar, but Staal is not there yet. I have already agreed that Lundqvist is among the best in the league. To think otherwise about Lundqvist would be foolish.

    Defending the Core: A Rangers blog

  63. David

    What do you mean – no? You were talking about some the best in the league…I gave you some the best in the league. Now go brush your teeth and hit the sack :)

  64. Olga Folkyerself on

    So whose fault is it the Rangers don’t have enough great players?

    Deep-Sixing the Core: FIRE SATHER!

  65. I saw that somebody gave Prust their second place vote for the Selke. Not to knock the Almighty Prust at all, but second best defensive forward in the entire league? Really? Just shows that some voters are too dumb to do anything other than look at the SHG leaders.

  66. The Rangers do have the talent to compete for the Cup. They are maybe a player away.

    How much of a difference is there between Ryan Kesler and Ryan Callahan? How much better would/could Caly’s numbers be if 1. Anisimov takes the next step and becomes closer to an elite center and 2. He actually plays the whole season?

    Not even remotely a stretch to consider that Henk will win a Vezina one of these years. Should have been a finalist this year, honestly only Thomas was better.

    Not at all hard to see Gabby amongst the league leaders in scoring again, not a bit, if he stays healthy and Torts lets him run. And if, as opposed to a sophomore slump, Stepan takes the next step and becomes a 30-goal 60+ point guy centering Gabby.

    The defense corps, if McDonagh and Sauer progress next year, and not even a ton, but simply progress, and if Staal stays healthy and Erixon pans out, could easily be amongst the league’s best.

    Not this year, but the following year, Kreider has the size, speed and skills to be a Calder candidate.

    If Boyle and Prust continue to improve, again pot 25 or so goals between them and play like gorillas on D and on the PK?

    Lots of ifs, I know. But there isn’t nearly as vast a chasm as some would have you believe between where the Rangers are and how easily they could be where they need to be. And when teams do go far, it’s because all of the “ifs” fall into place. This could easily be a year in which they do.

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