The 2011 NHL Awards were their usual mix of awesome and awkward. But the awards themselves offered a bit more unpredictability than in previous years — and some razor-thin margins in the voting.
Coming up, the vote totals for all the major awards — including a Norris Trophy race between Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators that came down to a mere nine votes.
And here … we … go.Jonathan Toews. A first-place vote for Claude Giroux ... OK then. Pascal Dupuis gets two second-place votes. Obviously those two people didn't see his lack of protection for the glass behind goaltenders.
Very close race between Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alain Vigneault of the Vancouver Canucks, which is how it should have been. The NHL broadcasters put Bylsma over in the end thanks to 29 first-place votes; Jacques Lemaire of the New Jersey Devils ended up far out of the money for the Adams.
What, no Sather?
Someone really, really finds Steven Stamkos to be a gentleman.
Sorry Corey Crawford ... better luck next season.
And here's how Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks won the Hart over Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks. And how Tim Thomas somehow finished fifth.
Hart votes for Marc-Andre Fleury and Roberto Luongo. OK then.
- Nicklas Lidstrom
- Norris Trophy
- Nashville Predators
- Vancouver Canucks
- Shea Weber