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2011 NHL Draft

Rapid Fire: Handing Out Some Awards

Sunday, 03.18.2012 / 1:37 PM / 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

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 65 22 17 -8 39
J. Huberdeau 62 10 28 2 38
J. Jokinen 64 6 29 0 35
A. Ekblad 65 11 23 7 34
B. Boyes 63 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 56 17 12 -5 29
B. Campbell 65 3 20 1 23
A. Barkov 54 10 12 -7 22
D. Kulikov 56 3 15 -5 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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