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The Professional Hockey Bloggers' Association's 2013-14 NHL Awards Vote And Octopus Thrower's Ballot

The Professional Hockey Bloggers’ Association was started by PumperNicholl, the editor at SBNations; L.A. Kings blog TheRoyalHalf, and we are honored to be apart of the inaugural NHL Award vote.

Here are the official 2013-14 PHBA NHL Awards winners. To see the full list, head on over to TheRoyalHalf’s NHL Awards article.

Hart Trophy

Sidney Crosby

Vezina Trophy

Selke Trophy

Tuukka Rask

Patrice Bergeron

Norris Trophy

Calder Trophy

Duncan Keith

Nathan MacKinnon

Lady Byng Trophy

Jack Adams Trophy

Ryan O’Reilly

Patrick Roy

Sidney Crosby, Tuukka Rask, Ryan O’Reilly, Nathan MacKinnon, Patrice Bergeron, and Duncan Keith all won by a large margin to capture their first PHBA NHL Awards.

The closest race was for the Jack Adams, which Patrick Roy won by a margin of thirty points.

Octopus Thrower’s Ballot

Hart Trophy

Sidney Crosby

Claude Giroux

Tyler Seguin

Gustav Nyquist

Jonathan Toews

Comments: Crosby racked up seventeen more points than anyone else in the NHL, while Giroux, Seguin, and Nyquist all put their teams on their back and carried them into the playoffs.

Vezina Trophy

Ben Bishop

Tuukka Rask

Semyon Varlamov

Carey Price

Sergei Bobrovsky

Comments: It is hard to argue with the numbers Rask and Varlamov put up, but it was a breakout season for Bishop and he played behind a lesser team than either of those goaltenders. Price and Bobrovsky has solid seasons, as well, but could not measure up.

Selke Trophy

Patrice Bergeron

Pavel Datsyuk

Jonathan Toews

Sidney Crosby

Ryan O’Reilly

Comments: Berberon and Datsyuk are the best defensive forwards in the game and if Datsyuk had been healthy all season he could have beaten out Bergeron.

Norris Trophy

Erik Karlsson

P.K. Subban

Niklas Kronwall

Ryan Suter

Duncan Keith

Comments: Karlsson was not able to help his team into the playoffs like Subban, Kronwall, Suter, or Keith, but he is still the most dangerous defenseman on the ice. Kronwall got a nod because he is vastly underrated and following in Nicklas Lidstrom‘s footsteps leads to undue criticism.

Calder Trophy

Nathan MacKinnon

Ondrej Palat

Sean Monahan

Hampus Lindholm

Riley Sheahan

Comments: MacKinnon was a no brainer, he has been the best rookie in the NHL and helped the Avalanche make the playoffs. Sheahan on the other hand moved under the shadows of Nyquist and Tatar in Detroit, but still managed to be a .57 point per game player, good enough for fifth among rookies with thirty plus games played.

Lady Byng Trophy

Ryan O’Reilly

Marcus Johansson

Pavel Datsyuk

Loui Eriksson

Martin St. Louis

Comments: O’Reilly played eighty games this season scoring twenty-eight goals and putting up sixty-four points, while managing to only tally two penalty minutes. That is a great Lady Byng season.

Jack Adams Trophy

Mike Babcock

Claude Julien

Patrick Roy

Todd McLellan

Jon Cooper

Comments: Mike Babcock had to handle the losses of Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss, Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall, Darren Helm, Johan Franzen, Jimmy Howard, and Jonas Gustavsson this season, while getting the most out of the call-ups from the AHL. Claude Julien and Patrick Roy did great jobs this season, but Babcock was better.

Now we would like to hear from you, what would your ballot look like?

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