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DHL Season 27 Awards Predictions

It’s been another interesting season in the DHL, and mid-way through the year some award contenders have emerged, today I will express my opinion on who will get what award.

 

The Hart Trophy

Winner: Connor Hellbuyuck

Now I haven’t been here for the longest of times so a goalie may have won the Hart before but looking at polls dating back to at least season 5 no goalie has won the Hart before. Hellbuyuck though has taken a Nashville team with no business being 1st in the West and has put them on top. With a 21-6-5 record, a 1.90 GAA and a .927 Save% , and while he doesn’t face the most shots per night only averaging around 24, his backup Vasi who’s also an elite goalie has some sub-par stats that include a 6-4-2 record, which is fine really but a 2.59 GAA and a .910 Save% while only facing an average of 25 shots per night is not what you expect of an elite goalie, even if they’re a backup. So all signs point to the only reason Nashville is where they are in the standings is due to that stud they have in net.

Other Names To Watch: Mark Stone, Blake Wheeler, Sergei Bobrovsky, Devan Dubynk

James Norris Trophy

Winner: Victor Hedman

2nd among st d-men in points with 37 points and tied for league lead in +/- with a +28, Hedman has done it all for the Caps this year. Playing on top 5v5 pairing, top PP unit, and top PK unit, Hedman has been a crucial part of the Caps success thus far this year.

Other Names To Watch: John Klingberg, P.K Subban, Drew Doughty, Matt Dumba

Vezina Trophy

Winner: Connor Hellebuyck

The man wins the Vezina to go along with his Hart, he better not slow down though as Bobrovsky has just a strong as a case for both these awards

Other Names To Watch: Sergei Bobrovsky, Devan Dubynk, John Gibson, Fredrick Andersen

Calder Trophy

Winner: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Leading the way in rookie scoring with 33 point, Dubois has been most impressive. He’s 1C on 5V5, 1st PP unit, and 1st PK unit for the Buffalo Sabres. He’s helping lead the young team into the playoffs, even if they do fail to make it they have one of the brightest futures among st DHL teams. With Dubois being so much ore critical to his team than any other rookie and with his high point totals, he should win the Calder come awards time.

Other Names To Watch: Neal Pionk, Danton Heinen, Charles Hudon, Alex DeBrincat

Epic Fail Award

Winner: John-Sharks

John’s team may not be as deep as it was in previous years, especially with Kane’s poor re-rate, but still this team should be an easy playoff team. I’m guessing the Sharks do make the playoffs but if they don’t there aren’t many other teams who would be tea-bagged by the sim gods more so. If the Canucks and Pens don’t make the playoffs or if Ottawa begins to drop out of a playoff spot though they will contend for this award as well.

Other Names To Watch: Matt-Canucks, Justin-Pens, Shane-Ottawa

General Manager Of The Year

Winner: Trevor-Habs

Trevors Habs are currently the best team in the league by a comfortable 9 point margin, he’s made a very deep team with 3 really good C’s in Staal, Kuznetsov, and Horvat(you’re welcome Trevor) along with wings such as Patches, Connor, Domi, Vanek and Hornqvist. Add in a d-core led by Muzzin. Trouba(once again, you’re welcome), and Manson among others, this team is deep. Bishop and Lehtonen are also a very good goalie duo. What’s most impressive i find though is that he hasn’t had to spend a lot of his currently 81M he has hiding away to make his team this good, and with guys like Domi and Horvat only going to get better re-rates, this team is set up for the beautifully.

Other Names To Watch: Steve-Nashville, Mike-Vegas, Chris-Wild, Rich-Panthers

DHL Champions Prediction?

If I had to pick anyone right now it’d have to be Trevor and his Habs, that team is just so deep and may lack a big superstar player, but the getting it done by committee approach has served them well thus far. Chris has a very good team with his Minnesota Wild as well as John and his Blues though so they are not far behind Trevor I think.

Prediction: Habs vs Blues Finals with the Habs squeaking out a 7 game series win

 

 

One Comment

  1. Nick - Philly

    November 17, 2018 at 9:17 PM

    Tuch with 35 points in Calder race, but not showing up Individual Leaders page

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