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My full ballot for NHL trophies/all-star teams

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

With the NHL giving out its awards tonight at 7, here, as always, is my full ballot for all trophies and all-star teams for which I was entrusted with a vote by the Professional Hockey Writers Association …

HART TROPHY

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
2. Patrick Kane, Chicago
3. John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders
4. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington
5. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus

NORRIS TROPHY

1. P.K. Subban, Montreal
2. Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim
3. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
4. Zdeno Chara, Boston
5. Ryan Suter, Minnesota

CALDER TROPHY

1. Brendan Gallagher, Montreal
2. Nail Yakupov, Edmonton
3. Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles
4. Brandon Saad, Chicago
5. Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida

LADY BYNG TROPHY

1. Patrick Kane, Chicago
2. Matt Moulson, N.Y. Islanders
3. Logan Couture, San Jose
4. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
5. Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay

SELKE TROPHY

1. Patrice Bergeron, Boston
2. Jonathan Toews, Chicago
3. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit
4. Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh
5. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles

NHL ALL-STAR TEAM

CENTER

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
2. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay
3. John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders

RIGHT WING

1. Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay
2. Patrick Kane, Chicago
3. Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh

LEFT WING

1. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington
2. Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh
3. Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg

DEFENSE

1. P.K. Subban, Montreal
2. Francois Beauchemin, Anaheim
3. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
4. Zdeno Chara, Boston
5. Ryan Suter, Minnesota
6. Jason Garrison, Vancouver

GOALTENDER

1. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus
2. Craig Anderson, Ottawa
3. Antti Niemi, San Jose

NHL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

FORWARD

1. Brendan Gallagher, Montreal
2. Nail Yakupov, Edmonton
3. Brandon Saad, Chicago

DEFENSE

1. Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles
2. Justin Schultz, Edmonton

GOALTENDER

1. Jacob Markstrom, Florida

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

Comments

  1. Clint says:

    How do you decide who to vote for the Lady Byng… there could be 50 guys league wide who fit the award description

  2. Drew71 says:

    Entrusted?

    Don’t drop it.

  3. JohninOshkosh says:

    I wonder how many ballots have Ovie fourth in the Hart?

  4. 21sthebest says:

    Sid played 3/4 of the games. I couldn’t vote for him.

  5. 21sthebest says:

    Well it is the Pulitzer.

  6. Drew71 says:

    Pulitzer my finger.

  7. Drew71 says:

    Thank you for entrusting me with it

  8. Dejan, what was your rationale for selecting Crosby for the Hart?

    I’ll hang up and listen.

  9. Andy says:

    Official description is: “player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”

    So basically, it’s whoever puts up the most points, who is also a pretty nice guy.

  10. Diomedes7 says:

    Pretty good.
    I like Beauch for 2nd in Norris.

  11. Drew71 says:

    Ovechkin beats Crosby.

    Once again. Jinxacevic.

  12. theplanisworking says:

    Crosby missed the last 1/4 of the season.
    Ovechkin missed the first 1/3 of the season (disappearing act).

    So, the pouty, sulking star turns it on the last part of the season, and gets the award.
    Garage League.

  13. Luiz Mello says:

    The Hart Trophy has lost all credibility whatsoever in my view. What a joke, and a bad one at that.

  14. likeabugonarug says:

    This opinion might not be popular, but I agree with the winner. Ovechkin got hot and carried the team into the playoffs. Without him they probably don’t even make it. Sid missed last 1/4 of season and the team didn’t miss a beat. Pens were a good team overall.

    Kevin

  15. likeabugonarug says:

    Wow. Server must be having issues. I made the above post at 12:34 EDT, and it has it at 8:34……

  16. NastyNate82 says:

    Agreed on that. I could also have seen Tavares getting it as he did a lot of the heavy lifting to get the Isles in as well. If Crosby doesn’t get hurt and puts up points at that same pace though, I think he would (and should) get it. He was basically lapping the field in points.

  17. Agreed.

    I’ll add this: if not for the Hart being an award reserved exclusively for skaters, Sergei Bobrovsky is the winner. When it comes to meeting the stated criteria for the award, his resume might be the strongest of them all.

    There’s no way the Blue Jackets come anywhere close to sniffing a playoff spot without him.

  18. likeabugonarug says:

    True. Wonder if he would’ve been that good if he’d still been in Philthy. Probably not…..

    Kevin

 
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