From the NHL, on Shero:
Shero made key additions to an already-strong roster throughout the year that helped propel the Penguins (36-12-0) to a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season, their first Atlantic Division title since 2008 and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. He obtained C Brandon Sutter and G Tomas Vokoun in offseason trades and later brought RW Jarome Iginla, LW Brenden Morrow, C Jussi Jokinen and D Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh in deals leading up to the trade deadline. Pittsburgh reeled off 15 consecutive victories from March 2-30, the second-longest winning streak in NHL history and the League’s longest winning streak in 20 years.
Here's how the voting broke down:
No, that's not a misprint at No. 11; fired Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson did receive two third place votes despite having been let go and joining the Edmonton Oilers in February.
And Colorado's Greg Sherman getting a third place vote? Was it from Jay Feaster for matching the Ryan O'Reilly offer sheet, thereby preventing any further embarrassment, what with the whole waivers things?
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