The trade was clearly made to circumvent the salary cap for both teams, as the Islanders were under the salary floor and the Bruins needed some room to work with.
I can't put my finger on a 3rd GM that stood out as much as these two.
Other players I would consider voting for are Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and John Tavares.
His new team joined this season had their penalty kill go from 24th last year to 3rd best this year.
He plays every shift against the other teams best offensive players and maintained an even plus-minus. No player since Michael Peca has scored such a high percentage of his games into empty nets (just saying, didn't double check that stat). The Ottawa Senators have been devastated with key injuries, yet the team still managed to stay in the playoff hunt.
Had Craig Anderson not been injurred, his sneeking the Senators in the playoffs with a 1.71 GAA and .941 SV% would've won him the Hart, but I can't give it to a goalie that only played half the season? Without Anderson's heroics early in the season, this injury riddled team could very well be competing for the 1st overall pick in this summers entry draft instead of being in the playoff race.
Still, I can't believe How about a forward that played only 3 quarters of the season?
Remember 2 months ago when everybody was saying OV was washed up?
Now he's gonna win yet another Rocket Richard trophy and is a prime candidate for the Hart as well.Getting outshot isn't a rarity in Toronto these days (years). He hits hard, he leads all d-men in goals and points and has a nice plus-minus to boot. The real great defensive players are those that hog most of the short-handed ice-time and are on the ice in the last minute when your team is winning by a goal.You could also make a case for Tuukka Rask, Henrik Lundqvist, Cory Schneider, Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford, but Bobrovsky and Reimer were the best this season in my opinion. He's hated, just as much as he's loved, but this year he became a true all-star and Norris candidate; P. This guy should've won the Frank J Selke most every year he's been in the NHL. He leads the league in short-handed ice-time by a forward with 163 minutes. In those 163 minutes, the power-play has only 11 goals.4 West Liberty to a 94-92 revenge win against Wheeling Jesuit in a mutual regular-season finaleon Saturdayat the Mc Donough Center.The hosts shot nearly 60 percent from the floor in the first half with Ben Siefert draining a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the half to send WJU into the locker room with a 57-42 halftime lead.Here are my choices with a couple games left in the NHL season for the individual award winners.