Post 2008 NHL Playoffs: The Trophies Have Been Given...Almost!

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Post 2008 NHL Playoffs: The Trophies Have Been Given...Almost!

OK, so I was wrong (you know, once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken). I thought I was done writing about hockey for the summer but look, now they have the awards show.

Yes, Thursday night in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the NHL handed out almost all of their hardware to a select few players who shined this past 2007-8 season.

The following is the trophy, what it means and the 2008 winner. If you see one name pop up more than others, well, he's just that good.

The Hart Trophy:

Given to the NHL's MVP. Winner: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals.

The Vezina Trophy:

Given to the NHL's top goaltender. Winner: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils.

The Norris Trophy:

Given to the NHL's top defenseman. Winner: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings.

The Calder Trophy:

Given to the NHL's Rookie of the Year. Winner: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks.

The Lady Byng Trophy:

Given to the NHL's most gentlemanly performance. Winner: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings.

The Frank Selke Trophy:

Given to the NHL's top defensive forward. Winner: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

The Jack Adams Award:

Given to the NHL's Coach of the Year. Winner: Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals.

The Masterson Trophy:

Given to the NHL's player with the most perseverance to hockey. Winner: Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Lester B. Pearson Award:

Given to the NHL's MVP as voted on by the NHLPA. Winner: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals.

The Art Ross Trophy:

Given to the NHL's player with the most points. Winner: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals.

The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy:

Given to the NHL's player with the most goals. Winner: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals.

The William Jennings Trophy:

Given to the NHL's goaltender with the fewest goals scored against them. Winner: Dominik Hasek and Chris Osgood, Detroit Red Wings.

The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl:

Given to the Western Conference Champion. Winner: The Detroit Red Wings.

The Prince of Wales Trophy:

Given to the Eastern Conference Champion. Winner: The Pittsburgh Penguins.

The President's Trophy:

Given to the NHL team with the most points during the regular season. Winner: The Detroit Red Wings.

The Conn Smythe Trophy:

Given to the NHL playoff's MVP. Winner: Henrick Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings.

The Stanley Cup:

Given to the NHL's Playoff Champion. Winner: The Detroit Red Wings.

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Given for the the first time ever. Winner: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings

Well, there you have it in a nut shell. Congratulations to all the winners. Oh, wait, there is one more that has to be presented.

The Lester Patrick Trophy:

Given to the NHL player/team for their outstanding service to hockey.

Any guesses on who the winner will be? Mine is either "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe or the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team.

 

 

 

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