My 2013-14 NHL Awards Ballot

By Jim Diamond

As a proud member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I again have the honor of casting my vote for five major end of season awards as well as the All-Star and All-Rookie teams.

 Below are the selections I made for the 2013-14 season.

 As you are reading them, please keep in mind the following:

  1. I do not hate your favorite team
  2. I do not hate your favorite player

There are many players worthy of inclusion in the voting for these awards. The beauty of this democratic system is that there are many voters and a lot of factors that go into their deciding where to slot the players in their voting. The continued growth of sites dedicated to advanced statistics (a.k.a fancy stats) has given voters much more information with which to evaluate the league’s players.


 

Hart – To the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

3. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

4. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

5. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

Norris – To the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

1. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

2. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

3. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

4. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

5. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Calder – To the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition

1. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

2. Onrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning

3. Torey Krug, Boston Bruins

4. Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh Penguins

5. Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning

Lady Byng – To the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

1. Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado Avalanche

2. Marcus Johansson, Washington Capitals

3. Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks

4. Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders

5. Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks

Selke – To the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game

1. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

2. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

3. David Backes, St. Louis Blues

4. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

5. Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado Avalanche

All-Star Team

Center

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

3. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

Right Wing

1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

2. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

3. Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

Left Wing

1. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

2. Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

3. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Defense

1. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

2. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

3. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

4. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

5. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

6. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues

Goaltender

1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

2. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

3. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

All-Rookie Team

Forward

1. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

2. Onrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning

3. Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning

Defense

1. Torey Krug, Boston Bruins

2. Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh Penguins

Goaltender

1. Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks

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