June 21, 2010
The 2010 NHL Awards show is Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Beginning Monday you'll start seeing everyone's last-minute picks for the top hardware that the NHL will hand out, along with various jokes about Chaka Khan's absence.
Wysh already handicapped the nominees and made predictions for each award, but to put our own little spin on awards season, we surveyed 25 bloggers representing 18 NHL teams and mixed in a few general writers with their favorites for the top-eight awards.
So as to not let our voters have their minded tainted by postseason performances, we polled our participants during the final weekend of the regular season with their ballots being cast before the opening round of the playoffs.
Let's see what some of the blogging world thought who was more deserving of NHL hardware.
After the jump, the remaining seven.
Lady Byng Trophy
Jack Adams Award
Dave Tippett - 25
Tippett was the only unanimous winner and we wouldn't be surprised if it's the same thing on Wednesday night.
Lots of East Coast love for Jimmy Howard, but Tyler Myers received the most all-around love by our voters.
One of the more interesting votes. Duncan Keith is the favorite, but Drew Doughty seems to be gaining more steam as we get closer to the awards show.
Ryan Miller, American Hero, maker of Millercles, is the overwhelming favorite everywhere it seems.
Ilya Bryzgalov - 5
Unlike some voters in the Professional Hockey Writers Associations, the bloggers aren't shy with giving goalies some love for MVP. Also, no East Coast bias here with Sedin and Bryzgalov getting the top-two amounts of votes.
Overall, the blogger selections are pretty much on par for the most part with the actual voted on nominees.
We'll have a full voting breakdown after the NHL Awards are handed out on Wednesday night. We won't, however, see who voted for who, but there's a good chance the voters might reveal their choices in columns this week, if they haven't already.
Have you changed your mind on any award predictions over the past several weeks? Of course, without letting postseason play influence your decision. Let us know in the comments.
Thanks to the following writers for participating: Earl Sleek, James Murphy, Marty Vance, Brad Gardner, Matt Saler, Donny Rivette, Matt Murray, Ms. Conduct, Ryan Porth, John Fischer, DanyHeatleySpeedWagon, Adam Rotter, Ryan Bright, Brian Metzer, Mike Chen, David Rogers, Jon Jordan, Jon Press, Steven Ovadia, Adam Gretz, Brandon Worley, Jonathan Willis, Lyle Richardson, David Pagnotta, Justin Bourne.