June 12, 2008

More NHL Awards and Voting Results

While you were enjoying Ron McLean's attempt at comedy and "Stompin'" Tom Connors, here's the All-Star and All-Rookie teams, which are both are voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Associated

All-Rookie Team
G- Carey Price
D- Tobias Enstrom
D- Tom Gilbert
F- Nicklas Backstrom
F- Patrick Kane
F- Jonathan Toews

All-Star First Team
G- Evgeni Nabokov
D- Dion Phaneuf
D- Nicklas Lidstrom
RW- Jarome Iginla
LW- Alex Ovechkin
C- Evgeni Malkin

All-Star Second Team
G- Martin Brodeur
D- Brian Campbell
D- Zdeno Chara
RW- Alex Kovalev
LW- Henrik Zetterberg
C- Joe Thornton

So, it looks like the general managers who vote on the Vezina Trophy and the PHWA disagreed on top goaltender.

Finally, here are the vote tallies for the major awards handed out:
Kind of interesting that Ovechkin didn't win it unanimously. Brodeur and Lidstrom stealing a couple of first-place votes. Two people really had Scott Niedermayer fifth? Really?

Looks like this one was closer between the top two than many expected. Not a lot of love there for Lundqvist.

Another one that many seemed to think would be unanimous. Brian Campbell, a first-place vote? Mark Streit with a second-place vote?

This is a good one. Peter Laviolette garners a first-place vote. It also seems as if the voter were almost split on Boudreau and Carbonneau. And Mike Babcock's third 50-win season in a row did not factor in many decisions.

Kane with the runaway victory.

The show in general was pretty boring and it was great of Versus to screw up the first four minutes of the show here in the US. No worries. Apparently, we only missed "Stompin'" Tom Connors.

Did anyone else notice anything special about the young kid who was up on stage when Nicklas Lidstrom accepted his Norris Trophy? Yep, that kid was sporting a "LINDSTROM" jersey. Who's getting fired for that? Thanks to Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Empty Netters for the pic.

Ballhype: hype it up!


Anne said...

2 things:

1. Can Brian Campbell vote for the Norris? Because that's the only way I can see him getting a first place vote.

2. I'm glad someone got that screenshot. WTF, NHL Awards? One of the top defensemen of all time and you can't spell his name right? Well done, sirs, well done.

The Puck Stops Here said...

Do you know where to find the voting for the first and second all star teams?

Sean said...

haven't seen any of that voting yet PSH...would be interested in that as well

PghWriter1979 said...

Perhaps the NHL should be a trail-blazer and get rid of their awards show. Just announce the winners and have the trophies Fed-Ex'ed to their houses. Then the winners can upload webcam shots of them with their hardware. That'd be far more interesting than that joke of a show they put on.