This is the first time we’ve tried this; so the results might be interesting to some. I sent Dan the Man, Mr. Fantasy and Schaumburg Stu stat lines for 5 Centers/Forwards, 5 Defenseman and 5 Goalies and asked them to rank them in order best to worse. A player got 5 points for being ranked 1st, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 5th. I also awarded .5 of a point for any player getting a 1st place vote to help break any ties. Now the NHL hands out quite a few awards, but we went with just three. We chose an MVP (Hart Trophy), a top defenseman (Norris Trophy) and the best Goalie (Vezina Trophy). Here’s how the voting turned out. I’ll put the players point total next to his name in parenthesis.
Most Valuable Player or Hart Trophy
Alex Ovechkin (14), Washington Capitals. Ovechkin played in 81 games, scored 53 goals, 28 assists for 81 points. He was a +10, had 25 power play points and 11 game winning goals.
The other vote getters. John Tavares (12) New York Islanders, Jamie Benn (11.5) Dallas Stars, Sidney Crosby (5) Pittsburgh Penguins and Jakub Vorachek (4) Philadelphia Flyers.
Norris Trophy, best Defenseman.
P.K. Subban (15), Montreal Canadiens. Subban played in 82 games, scored 15 goals with 45 assists for 60 points. He was a +21 had 8 power play points and scored 5 game winning goals.
The other vote getters. Erik Karlsson (10) Ottawa Senators, Brent Burns (9) San Jose Sharks, Oliver Ekman-Larsson (8.5) Arizona Coyotes and Keith Yandle (4) New York Rangers.
Vezina Trophy, best Goalie.
Carey Price (16.5) Montreal Canadiens. Price was our only unanimous choice. He played in 66 games and went 44-16-6. His Goals Against Average was 1.96 with a Save Percentage of .933 and had 9 shutouts.
The other vote getters. Marc-Andre Fleury (9), Pittsburgh Penguins. Devon Dubnyk (9), Minnesota Wild, Braden Holtby (8) Washington Capitals and Pekka Rinne (4) Nashville Predators.
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