NHL Predictions 2012: Possible Dark Horse Winner for Each NHL Trophy

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NHL Predictions 2012: Possible Dark Horse Winner for Each NHL Trophy
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You always hear hockey fans saying that they are sick of having the same few players crammed down their throat by advertisements and media coverage.  Well, this article is for those fans.

Let it be known, this is a slideshow predicting one player who could win each major NHL trophy.  And there is not a mention of any players named Sidney, Evgeni, Alex, Daniel or Henrik.

In a sense, it's hard to consider the players here "dark horses" based on how talented they are.  But these are guys not many pundits are picking to take home extra hardware at the end of the season.

Are some of these selections long shots?  Of course!  But that's the point.  It's no fun if every writer on the face of the planet predicts that Crosby will win the Art Ross despite missing 20 games.  Or however many it ends up being.

So without further delay, here are my dark horse selections for each major NHL trophy.

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