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And The Winner Is….


The NHL Awards show is just hours away, and we here at Chicks Who Give A Puck have our own opinions on who the trophy should go to. A few months back we came together and brought you who we thought should be nominated just for the fun of it. The NHL has announced the finalists for nine different categories. Some of our picks made the cut, some did not.

Recently each Chick voted for who they felt deserved each award. The votes have been tallied. Below are the Chick’s Picks for your 2010 NHL Awards.

Hart Memorial Trophy

The Hart is the “oldest and most prestigious individual award in hockey” It is given to the “player adjudged most valuable to his team” Winner decided by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year’s finalists are Henrik Sedin, Sidney Crosby, and Alex Ovechkin.

2009 Recipient: Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)

Chick Pick 2010: Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)

Runner Up: there had to be a  revote to break a Sedin/Crosby tie, so it was a close one

Vezina Trophy

The Vezina is awarded to the goaltender who is “adjudged to be the best at his position” during the regular season. Winner is decided by the GM’s from each of the 30 teams in the NHL. This year’s finalists are Illya Bryzgalov, Ryan Miller, and Martin Brodeur.

2009 Recipient: Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)

Chick Pick 2010: Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres)

Runner Up: Bryzgalov by 3 votes

Norris Trophy

The Norris is awarded to the “defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position.” Winner is decided by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year’s finalists are Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty and Mike Green.

2009 Recipient: Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)

Chick Pick 2010: Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)

Runner Up: Doughty, but it wasn’t anywhere near close

Calder Memorial Trophy

The Calder is awarded to the “player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League” To be eligible, the player cannot have played more than 25 games prior in a single season, or more than six in two individual seasons. Winner is decided by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year’s finalists are Jimmy Howard, Matt Duchene, and Tyler Myers.

2009 Recipient- Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets)

Chick Pick 2010- Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)

Runner Up: Howard by 3 votes

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy-

The Lady Byng is awarded to the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability” The award has been presented to the same one player every season since the 2005 lockout. Winner is determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year’s finalists are Pavel Datsyuk, Mike Richards, and Martin St. Louis.

2009 Recipient: Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings)

Chick Pick 2010: Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings)

Runner Up: Richards by 2 votes

Frank J. Selke Trophy-

The Selke is awarded to the forward who “demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game.” The same player has won the award the past two consecutive seasons. Winner is decided by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year’s finalists are Jordan Staal, Pavel Datsyuk, and Ryan Kesler.

2009 Recipient: Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings)

Chick Pick 2010:  Jordan Staal (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Runner Up: Kesler by 4 votes

Jack Adams Award

The Jack Adams is awarded to the coach who is “adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. Winner is decided by the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association. This year’s finalists are Dave Tippett, Joe Sacco, and Barry Trotz

2009 Recipient- Claude Julien (Boston Bruins)

Chick Pick 2010- Dave Tippett (Phoenix Coyotes)

Runner Up: Sacco, but this one was nowhere near close either

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy-

The Masterton is awarded to the “player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice.” More often than not, the winner of this particular award has made a comeback from a career or life threatening illness or injury. A player can only win this award once in his career. Winner is decided by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association. This year’s finalists are Jose Theodore, Jed Ortmeyer, and Kurtis Foster.

2009 Recipient- Steve Sullivan (Nashville Predators)

Chick Pick 2010- Jose Theodore (Washington Capitals)

Runner Up: Ortmeyer by 3 votes

Ted Lindsay Award-

Best known as the Lester B. Pearson award, the Lindsay is awarded to the player “adjudged most valuable to his team during the regular season.” This award is the “partner” to the Hart Memorial Trophy. Winner is decided by members of the NHL Players Association. This year’s finalists are Henrik Sedin, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

2009 Recipient: Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)

Chick Pick 2010: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Runner Up: Ovechkin, but he couldn’t touch Crosby on this one

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  1. alicia44kt
    June 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I’m pretty surprised with some of these like the Calder winner and the runner up for the Selke and the Lady Byng.

    • June 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      I was kind of surprised by the runner up for the Selke, or lack of votes for Datsyuk I should say, but the Chicks have spoken 🙂

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