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2011 NHL Draft

Rapid Fire: Handing Out Some Awards

Sunday, 03.18.2012 / 1:37 PM ET / Rapid Fire
By Bill Lindsay  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Rapid Fire: Handing Out Some Awards
Welcome to Rapid Fire. Panthers broadcasters Steve Goldstein and Bill Lindsay will hit five different thoughts on a daily rotating basis. It's up to them as far as what topics they want to talk about as teams, and more specifically the Panthers, make a push towards the playoffs and the Stanley Cup.


Bill Lindsay discusses his five NHL award winners for the 2011-12 season.

1. Hart Trophy (MVP): Evgeni Malkin has to be the favorite as he has carried the Penguins this season. The penguins have been without Sidney Crosby for most of the year but the play of Malkin has kept the Penguins at the top of the standings. Pittsburgh has the two best players in the world. Just scary.

2. Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender): Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod. After years in the running, the NY Rangers netminder will take home his first Vezina. He has been the best and most consistent goalie in the game. It will be a close vote but Lundqvist will get get his due.

3. Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward): Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins has become one of the most complete forwards in the game and should win his first Selke. As of now, 56 points a +31 rating and he's over 58 percent in the faceoff circle. It's nice to see after years of battling concussion problems. It will be well deserved.

4. Calder Trophy (Rookie Of The Year): This one is tough but I will give it to Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche. He leads all rookies in goals (21), points (47) and shots on net (243). He seems to be the most complete player in the group. He has been a driving force for the youngest team in the NHL and has the Avs thinking playoffs.

5. Jack Adams Trophy (Coach Of The Year): Saint Louis' Ken Hitchcock is probably the Coach of the Year but the Panthers' Kevin Dineen will be a finalist. Hitchcock took over a floundering Blues team and it looks like they will win the President's Trophy as the top regular season team. They were the first team to clinch a playoff spot, sewing one up Saturday night in Tampa. Hitchcock has been the difference for the Blues.

Author: Bill Lindsay | FloridaPanthers.com

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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