NHL Insider: Selecting the regular-season award winners

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 13, 2014 - 8:55 AM

The end of the regular season is upon us yet again, so here’s a look at the way I’ll lean when I fill out my awards ballot this week:

Hart Trophy

Most valuable to his team, voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Sidney Crosby should run away with his second Hart after running away with, believe it or not, only his second Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer. The Penguins have been ravaged by injuries this season, yet Crosby, who has had a history of concussions, was the one constant presence to keep this team afloat.

Runners-up: Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim; Corey Perry, Anaheim; Claude Giroux, Philadelphia; Joe Pavelski, San Jose.

Norris Trophy

Best defenseman, voted on by the PHWA.

From start to finish, Chicago’s Duncan Keith has been the best defenseman I’ve seen this season. He’s second among blue-liners in scoring, a power-play stalwart, has the wheels and range to not only make like miserable on forwards, but get that puck up ice quickly.

Runners-up: Zdeno Chara, Boston; Shea Weber, Nashville; Matt Niskanen, Pittsburgh; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles.

 

Calder Trophy

Best rookie, voted on by the PHWA.

Not only has Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon been the most impressive and electrifying rookie in the NHL, but he’s already become one of the West’s biggest scoring threats. At 18, the sky is the limit for this budding superstar. The 2013 No. 1 overall picks leads all rookies in scoring and has continued to see his role increase.

Runners-up: Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay; Torey Krug, Boston; Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay; Sean Monahan, Calgary.

Selke Trophy

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