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The 2014 NHL Awards is currently scheduled to be on June 24 in Las Vegas. Will you go? Will you watch? More importantly, who do you think should win which award? who do you think will win?

Here's the individual hardware list, pick as many as you want to discuss.

Hart Memorial Trophy Awarded to the league's most valuable player

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

Vezina Trophy Awarded to the league's top goaltender

Calder Memorial Trophy Awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie player

Art Ross Trophy Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season

James Norris Memorial Trophy Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Conn Smythe Trophy Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey

Ted Lindsay Award Awarded to the NHL's outstanding player as selected by the members of the NHL Players Association (called the Lester B. Pearson Award from 1971 to 2009)

Jack Adams Award Awarded to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Frank J. Selke Trophy Awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game

William M. Jennings Trophy Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in the regular season

King Clancy Memorial Trophy Awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community

NHL Foundation Player Award Awarded to the player who applies the core values of hockey to enrich the lives of people in his community

Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season

Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Awarded to the goaltender who has played a minimum of 25 games in the regular season and has the highest save percentage

Mark Messier Leadership Award Awarded to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season (Awarded by Mark Messier, himself)

NHL General Manager of the Year Award Awarded to the top National Hockey League General Manager

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Avalanche's Roy deserves Jack Adams Award

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=713046&navid=nhl:topheads

Good for him, I think he earned it.

I came here just to type that. Well earned. He deserves it. I wasn't expecting him to have the rookie year that he had, especially the wild beginning of the season the Avs had. They looked really scary back in the beginning, but I still don't underestimate them running away with that cup. I've always had mad respect for Colorado and it's nice to see them finally get back into the playoff race. It would be nice to see Roy be considered because he did a great job improving a struggling team.

Also I hate Detroit with every part of me, but Babcock is deserving as well. He's an extremely intelligent coach. I like what he's all about.

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I came here just to type that. Well earned. He deserves it. I wasn't expecting him to have the rookie year that he had, especially the wild beginning of the season the Avs had. They looked really scary back in the beginning, but I still don't underestimate them running away with that cup. I've always had mad respect for Colorado and it's nice to see them finally get back into the playoff race. It would be nice to see Roy be considered because he did a great job improving a struggling team.

Also I hate Detroit with every part of me, but Babcock is deserving as well. He's an extremely intelligent coach. I like what he's all about.

Yep B)

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You might say the same thing about Blysma. He had over 391 man-games lost, 106 more than the next team, the Wings.

Very true Kinot.

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Forwards Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks, Ryan O'Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche and Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, 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 National Hockey League announced today.
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On NESN, they're already talking about Rask being the frontrunner for the Conn Smyth :lol::lol:

You're a much heartier man than I. :lol: I can't bring myself to watch NESN, even for the comedy value. Not good on the blood pressure. :P

Well, with those finalists, if Rask doesn't win the Vezina nearly unanimously… there's something seriously wrong with the voters. Rask is superior in every way. He's had sustained success, unlike the other two. You'd also think the voters might have slightly more decorum than to heap too much praise on Varlamov, but apparently not.

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You're a much heartier man than I. :lol: I can't bring myself to watch NESN, even for the comedy value. Not good on the blood pressure. :P

Well, with those finalists, if Rask doesn't win the Vezina nearly unanimously… there's something seriously wrong with the voters. Rask is superior in every way. He's had sustained success, unlike the other two. You'd also think the voters might have slightly more decorum than to heap too much praise on Varlamov, but apparently not.

I just caught the headline. When I went to read more, they wouldn't let me. Probably just as well.I might have been tempted to post a comment :rolleyes::P

Not Even a Sports Network

Ya got that right. :lol:

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I'll be honest, Price had a great season. But I think the three goalies had pretty remarkable seasons as well. The Vezina doesn't go to the best goalie, it goes to the goalie with the best season. There's a big difference.

I think Price is a top-notch goalie, but he fell through the cracks when it came to nominations. I think you'll have some voters who vote based on personal numbers, and in that regard, they probably went en masse to Rask. Other voters will try to ascertain a goalie's value to his team, and in that respect, they might have turned to Bishop. Still others might have looked at team wins and success and voted Varlamov. Price may have been 2nd or 3rd in those categories in many people's heads, but it just didn't pan out into a top 3 overall finish.

If you look purely at personal numbers, Price finished ahead of Varlamov in SV%, GAA, and shut-outs. He's the guy I'd probably subtract if Price were going to get a nod. On the other hand, if you're looking at value to their team, the least compelling argument is probably for Rask. He had a back-up with very little experience put up similar GAA and SV% and do it with a much better winning %. To boot, pretty much every goalie to have gone through Boston in the past 6-8 years has had relatively decent success, arguing that some of the goalie's numbers can be attributed to team system rather than just a guy playing great all year. At the end of the day though, you can't blame voters for putting Rask in the top 3 because you still have to put up the numbers despite having a good team in front of you.

I could easily have seen Carey winning the Vezina (a fair number of media members and GM's had him as #1) and I do think he was worthy of a nomination, but it's also easy to make an argument for the three guys who got nods. It is what it is, and it's great for the NHL to have had so many guys having great years.

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