We already know who won the Jennings (Price), Art Ross (Jamie Benn in a miracle), and Rocket (Ovie by a mile). Who do you think will win the other major awards? Here's my picks and thinking.
Hart is a two horse race. Either of Price or Ovie are good picks in this one.
Vezina is a pretty clear choice, with some muddy water in the runners up section. Price is the sexy pick, but Dubnyk, Holtby, Rinne, Fleury (ugh) could all be in the conversation.
The Calder is a tough pick for a different reason. This one is a logjam at the top. Any of Stone, Forsberg, Gaudreau, Ekblad, or Klingberg could take the top spot.
The Norris is usually easier to nail down. This year the likely runaway winner got injured and drops as a result. This one is wide open and could include a number of people, including a lot of repeat offenders like EK, PK, Weber, and Doughty. There are some people who are new to the conversation like Byfuglien, Carlsson, Josi, Faulk who are knocking on the door.
I don't always have an opinion on the Selke, but I think this year I'll chime in. Guys like O'Reilly, Toews, and Datsyuk always seem to be in the conversation. There are some newcomers like Stone (who will probably finish top-10 in voting) who are knocking on the door as well.
The Adams is a tough call too. There are lots of coaches who deserve consideration. Capuano, Hartley, Maurice, Vigneault, and Trotz all did tremendous things with their teams. Guys like Laviolette got inconsistent results down the stretch which hurts them.
Hart: Price, Ovechkin, Tavares (HM: Dubnyk)
Vezina: Price, Dubnyk, Holtby (HM: Rinne)
Calder: Stone, Ekblad, Gaudreau (HM: Forsberg)
Norris: Karlsson, PK, Weber (HM: Doughty)
Selke: O'Reilly, Tavares, Bergeron (HM: Stone)
Adams: Trotz, Capuano, Vigneault (HM: Hartley)
Lady Byng: Who cares?
Those are my picks. What are yours? I didn't include fringe awards like the Messier or the GM of the year. Feel free to add that in if you like.