The NHL's All-Star break is the best opportunity we have to pause for a moment and look back at the first half of the campaign. Once again, we've decided to take advantage of the interlude to look at the front-runners for each of the NHL's major awards.
To do this, we've convened Bleacher Report's hockey panel. We asked Adrian Dater, Steve Macfarlane, Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram and Jonathan Willis to vote on which players were most deserving of the Hart, Selke, Calder and other primary trophies. Each writer submitted a ranked list of five names; a first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote was worth four points and so on. The winner was the player with the highest point total when the votes were tabulated.
Read on to see who the panel likes for the Hart, Calder, Vezina and the other major hardware handed out each summer.