2010-11 NHL Preview: Awards and Playoff Predictions

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2010

MONTREAL- APRIL 21:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on April 21, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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Hart Trophy

1) Alexander Ovechkin, LW - Washington

2) Sidney Crosby, C - Pittsburgh

3) Henrik Sedin, C - Vancouver

4) Daniel Sedin, LW - Vancouver

5) Nicklas Backstrom, C - Washington

6) Alexander Semin, RW - Washington

7) Zach Parise, LW - New Jersey

8) Pavel Datsyuk, C - Detroit

9) Patrick Kane, RW - Chicago

10) Ilya Kovalchuk, RW - New Jersey

11) Marian Gaborik, RW - NY Rangers

12) Patrick Marleau, C/LW - San Jose

 

Norris Trophy

1) Duncan Keith, D - Chicago

2) Mike Green, D - Washington

3) Drew Doughty, D - Los Angeles

4) Shea Weber, D - Nashville

5) Nicklas Lidstrom, D - Detroit


Vezina Trophy

1) Ryan Miller, G - Buffalo

2) Martin Brodeur, G - New Jersey

3) Ilya Bryzgalov, G - Phoenix

4) Jimmy Howard, G - Detroit

5) Henrik Lundqvist, G - NY Rangers


Postseason Predictions

First Round

(1) Washington over (8) Philadelphia in four

(2) New Jersey over (7) Montreal in four

(3) Buffalo over (6) Boston in six

(4) Pittsburgh over (5) NY Rangers in six

 

(1) Vancouver over (8) Colorado in four

(2) San Jose over (7) St. Louis in five

(3) Chicago over (6) Los Angeles in six

(4) Detroit over (5) Phoenix in seven

 

Conference Semifinals

(1) Washington over (4) Pittsburgh in six

(2) New Jersey over (3) Buffalo in five

 

(1) Vancouver over (4) Detroit in seven

(3) Chicago over (2) San Jose in seven

 

Conference Finals

(1) Washington over (2) New Jersey in seven

(1) Vancouver over (3) Chicago in six

 

Stanley Cup Final

Washington over Vancouver in seven