Most NHL teams have now played a quarter of their abbreviated schedules, and as such, it's time to run the rule over what has transpired. Teams are starting to settle into a general playoff standing, while the top players are settling into grooves.
Of course, the fact that this season is shortened by the lockout won't prevent the league from distributing its usual awards celebrating the top players in the league. The only question becomes one of who will actually win these awards.
This article will attempt to answer that question, at least based on what we've seen thus far.