NHL Awards 2012: One Dark Horse for Each NHL End of Year Award

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NHL Awards 2012: One Dark Horse for Each NHL End of Year Award
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The finalists have been announced for all the NHL awards and each one has a front-runner. But never bet against the dark horse, because often, they are the most deserving.

What follows are my dark horse picks for each of the NHL awards: Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender), James Norris Memorial Trophy (Best Defenseman), Frank J. Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward), Calder Memorial Trophy (Best Rookie), General Manager of the Year and the Jack Adams Award (Best Coach).

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