Last season, the Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin won this prestigious award which is handed out to the league's most valuable player.
There are many candidates who should be considered for this award. In the true spirit of the award playing of the framing of what this award was intended, Henrik Lundqvist should win this award.
Before you jump out and say what about Daniel Sedin or Tim Thomas or whoever, look at the New York Rangers overall. Who do they really have? They have had a lackluster offensive year which has forced Henrik to play like a perfectionist. Henrik has been the backbone of the team
He also has numbers worthy of him being the Vezina Trophy recipient. That award, however, is given to the goaltender who usually has the best overall statistics.
Without Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are nothing. The same can not be said for the Vancouver Canucks. Without Daniel Sedin, the Canucks still have Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kessler and Roberto Luongo who make the Canucks a great team.
Who will win this award: Daniel Sedin
Daniel Sedin has been an integral part of the Vancouver Canucks and should win the Ted Lindsay Award, but I can see him picking up the Hart Trophy as well. While he has not been the Most Valuable Player to his team, he has still has had a very impressive season.