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Russo predicts the 2013 NHL award winners

  • January 17, 2013 - 9:29 PM

A look at award winners from the 2011-12 season and Michael Russo's predictions for 2013:

HART TROPHY

Most valuable player

2011-12: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh

Russo's pick: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

NORRIS TROPHY

Outstanding defenseman

2011-12: Erik Karlsson, Ottawa

Russo's pick: Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis

VEZINA TROPHY

Outstanding goaltender

2011-12: Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers

Russo's pick: Jonathan Quick,

Los Angeles

CALDER TROPHY

Rookie of the year

2011-12: Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado

Russo's pick: Justin Schultz, Edmonton

LADY BYNG TROPHY

Most gentlemanly

2011-12: Brian Campbell, Florida

Russo's pick: Jordan Eberle, Edmonton

SELKE TROPHY

Best defensive forward

2011-12: Patrice Bergeron, Boston

Russo's pick: Mikko Koivu, Wild

JACK ADAMS AWARD

Coach of the year

2011-12: Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis

Russo's pick: Ralph Krueger, Edmonton

MASTERTON TROPHY

Perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication to hockey

2011-12: Max Pacioretty, Montreal

Russo's pick: Josh Harding, Wild

ART ROSS TROPHY

Top point-getter

2011-12: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh

Russo's pick: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh

MAURICE RICHARD TROPHY

Top goal-scorer

2011-12: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay

Russo's pick: Steven Stamkos,

Tampa Bay

RUSSO PICKS THE PLAYOFFS

West

champ: Los Angeles Kings

East

champ:

New York Rangers

Stanley Cup champion: New York Rangers. Lord Stanley returns to Broadway with the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) going to Henrik Lundqvist. (Hey, I picked a Boston-Vancouver final in 2011 and a Kings Cup -- in six -- in 2012.)

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